Day: 5 mars 2018

Pew Research: 73% of US adults use YouTube, while 68% use Facebook

The Pew Research Center’s surveys of Americans are well-respected, so its new study of social-media habits is well worth perusing today, to see some of the trends at work.
Facebook remains the top platform overall, used by 68% of American adults according to the survey, with around three quarters of them logging in every day. In terms of overall penetration, though, YouTube is bigger than Facebook: it’s used by 73% of US adults, with Instagram (35%), Pinterest (29%), Snapchat (27%), LinkedIn (25%), Twitter (24%) and WhatsApp (22%) rounding out the list published by Pew.
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Former Spotify man Tuma Basa may be heading to YouTube

Last week brought confirmation that Spotify’s hip-hop boss Tuma Basa was leaving the company, having helped to make its RapCaviar playlist a well-known standalone music brand.
So why is he leaving and where will he end up next? The answer to both questions, according to Billboard, is a new job at YouTube. The trade site noted that sources had told it about Basa’s next job, with neither he nor YouTube commenting.
He would certainly be a big catch as YouTube prepares to relaunch its music-subscription business – possibly under the brand YouTube Remix – with a greater emphasis on curation and recommendations.
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Nearly 8.3m Brits were music-streaming subscribers in January

While recent ERA and BPI figures have made much of the growth in revenue and consumption of music streaming services in the UK, they didn’t explains how many people in Britain pay for a music subscription.
Now we have a – tentative – answer: ERA consumer tracking figures – which are based on 2.5k people in the UK and included in Music Ally’s latest Country Focus (available to our subscribers) – suggest that between between 8.1m and 8.3m people in Britain subscribed to a music streaming service at the start of 2018, although this figure counts each individual on a family subscription.
Interviewed for the same piece, Geoff Taylor, chief executive of the BPI and BRIT Awards, cited a slightly lower figure of 7.5m to 8m subscribers, based on industry sources.
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New study explores impact of user-centric music-streaming payouts

‘User-centric’ streaming payouts refers to a proposed system where the royalties generated by someone’s subscription would be divided only between the artists that they listen to, rather than going into a central pool divided by market-share on the platform as a whole.
‘If you only listen to Ed Sheeran, your money only goes to Ed Sheeran’ is the high-concept pitch for it, although in truth, it’s seen more as a way for fans of smaller artists and niche genres to be sure that their money *isn’t* going to Ed Sheeran, as it would under the current ‘pro rata’ systems of payouts on services like Spotify. No offence to Ed!
None of the major streaming services currently operate a user-centric model, although Deezer said in 2017 that it was exploring the idea.
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Q&A: BPI boss Geoff Taylor on the UK’s streaming-fuelled music growth

Music Ally recently interviewed BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor about the UK’s recorded-music market trends in 2017: from the growth of subscription streaming and safe harbours to Brexit and diversity.
Recent BPI and ERA figures show a big increase in music streaming in the UK in 2017 – why was this?
This increase is being driven by a number of factors, but a key element is that streaming is becoming ever more accessible and familiar to a more mainstream audience. It isn’t just millennials and Generation Z fuelling growth – important though they are to the market – the number of older consumers becoming subscribers is growing fast, helped by free trials and telco deals.
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