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Nielsen, Midem Report States The Obvious: Fans Consume Music, But Don’t Pay For It

Posted by on January 13, 2011

Nielsen Music and Midem recently released a new report analyzing music fans’ consumption and interaction with music digitally and through mobile apps within the past 3 months. Their survey findings show that while there are many opportunities to capitalize through multiple channels, there are also many risks. The report highlights how the advancements of new online […]

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SoundScan Reclassifies Numerous Indie Retailers

Posted by on January 12, 2010

SoundScan has announced the reclassification of 21 small retail chains and their 213 locations to count their sales alongside indie retailers. Previously these chains, like New England’s famous Newbury Comics, were considered large enough to be lumped in with megachains like Best Buy and FYE. Retail spokespeople like NARM President Jim Donio are pleased with […]

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US Music Purchases Rise In 2009

Posted by on January 8, 2010

US music purchases rose 2.1% in 2009 according to Nielsen SoundScan, including the sales of digital and physical albums, singles and videos. Overall album sales were still down, however, dropping 8.5% to 490 million, though digital album sales rose again to 16.1%, 76.4 million for the year. The study goes on to conclude digital now […]

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Surprise! Radio Still Dominates Listenership

Posted by on December 2, 2009

I know everyone is telling you radio is dead, and the iPod and online radio and blah blah, but believe it or not, a shitload of people still listen to terrestrial radio. Overwhelmingly so. A Nielsen study shows that 77 percent of adults are reached by AM/FM radio on a daily basis, while the Internet […]

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