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Introduction

A full round-up of the latest music statistics news from the last two weeks.

Highlights

  • Online radio service Pandora has published a number of metrics for its Thumbprint Radio service.
  • According to a new study of US music subscription service users by research service J.D. Power, overall satisfaction with paid music-streaming services is highest among listeners who share playlists and listen to other users’ playlists.
  • New research has shown that playing music ranks highest in terms of repeated use of Amazon’s Echo speaker system.

Features and Benefits

  • Rounds up the latest music industry statistics from the last two weeks.
  • Analyzes Shazam financials, the latest report from the Music Managers Forum, and SIAE collections.

Key questions answered

  • Why has Pandora called its Thumbprint radio service the biggest in the world?
  • Which of the current set of US music subscription services is offering the most satisfying experience?

Table of contents

Thumbprint Radio, US streaming, Amazon Echo, Nielsen, Shazam, Finland streaming, MMF report, SIAE

  • Pandora touts Thumbprint Radio success
  • Apple Music the most satisfying US music subscription service
  • Playing a song tops repeated Amazon Echo use
  • Radio and live lead respective US music listening and spending
  • Lower revenue for now profitable Shazam
  • Mobile phones driving Finnish streaming growth
  • Report questions managers’ understanding of streaming deals
  • Positive year for SIAE with growth in music collections

Appendix

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