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Taylor Swift is out with a new album called “Reputation”, but it won`t be available on Spotify or Apple Music

Taylor Swift is out with a new album called «Reputation», but it won`t be available on Spotify or Apple Music. Not so far. This is the long-awaited sixth album with singles like «Look what you made me do», «Gorgeous» and «Ready for it.»

So, what are fans gonna do if they want the new album? The new album will be available at Walmart, Target, iTunes store and her own official store. Streaming will be possible at the iHeart Radio All Access Powered by Napster app.

Taylor Swift is not only a great artist, but also a smart business woman. She had previously pulled her own music from streaming services like Spotify in protest against low royalty payments.

She protested before the release of the new Apple Music streaming service in 2015, when she threatened to withhold her music from the service unless artist were paid fairly for their own music.

Adele did the same when she released her album «25». She waited for about seven months to release it to streaming services, and she can afford to do it like that. So can Taylor Swift. They are both famous enough to do it.

Spotify is probably years away from profitability. Last month they reported better deals with music labels with a 40% growth in revenue but they are still losing money. Investors estimate the value of Spotify to be about $16 billion, which is up from $13 billion earlier this year.

Spotify`s revenue for the first six months of the year is $2,2 billion. Gross margin is 22%, which is up from 15% in all of 2016. Operating loss is between 100 million and 200 million euros ($118,4 million and $236,8 million), according to the Information.

Spotify has about 140 million active users and more than 50 million are paid subscribers.

Taylor Swift`s new songs can all be found at YouTube. Not only the music but also the videos.

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Apple Music appeared to set a goal of 100 million paying customers

Apple Music has been growing fast in a very short period of time, but they are far away from its biggest competitor Spotify. This summer, Apple has been on the market in only two years, and have about 20 million subscribers.

This is pretty impressive and it makes Apple Music the second-largest on-demand streaming music site in the world right now. Competitors like Napster, Tidal and Deezer are far away from both Apple Music and Spotify.

 

Earlier this month, Spotify announced that it has reached a new milestone, which is a total of 50 million paying subscribers. That`s up 10 million since September last year.

This is actually not the whole picture right now, because the Swedish Streaming firm has over 100 million users were many of them are listening to the ad-supported free tier which is not possible at Apple Music.

The competition is hard and Spotify and Apple Music is far ahead of a handful of other competitors in a very difficult industry. Apple Music`s tactic using exclusives to lure new customers has not been “music in the ears” for Spotify, and they are both testing new features and subscription models to get new customers.

Apple Music plans to use original TV programming to entice subscribers, debuting shows like Carpool Karaoke on Apple Music.

Spotify has started testing a lossless version of its streaming service to attract audiophiles.

The popularity of streaming is growing and so are the number of users in the streaming music space. Apple Music appeared to set a goal of 100 million paying customers. Spotify need to double its user-base to reach that goal and will probably hit that milestone faster than Apple Music.

 

 

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Facebook are dealing with the music industry

Facebook has a lot of DAU`s and more and more people spend time watching videos. Facebook is a young company and so far they already have billions of video views. But Mark Zuckerberg want to prosper from this industry.

There is no doubt that YouTube is the most popular video-sharing company in the world. Many artist has started their carriere at YouTube and one of them is Justin Bieber. In 2016, YouTube gave the music industry $1 billion in ad revenue, and Facebook wants to join.

 

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Streaming was a game changer on how media is bought. It changed how it`s consumed. It also changed who profits from it, and of course how much they all made in this industry. For the first time in 20 years, the music industry saw significant revenue growth in 2015.

The revenue from streaming is $2,9 billion world-wide, and revenue from video on demand rose almost 9% in 2015, and music clips can move about $50 – $70 billion from TV industry.

Facebook has nearly 2 billion users and still a growing advertising business, and a deal with the music industry can be a win-win agreement, which means billions in revenue from new sales for the music industry.

The interest in videos is growing and Facebook want to prosper from that, and that’s why they are so interested in music rights. Facebook moved billions in ad revenue from print and now many online firms have targeted TV.

Facebook are not alone on the market and they need to share some of the market with Twitter and Snapchat, but the biggest of them all is YouTube which is Faecbooks main rival. Googles YouTube channel said music is one of the most popular types of videos on their on-demand service.

TV networks and News organizations are experimenting with Facebook, just like they did with YouTube and this will continue. This is interesting because Facebook is big.

Thanks to streaming, the music industry is growing again and that is because of the paid streaming services from Apple and Spotify.

Facebook will probaby sign a deal with the music industry before the summer this year.

 

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French music industry declined by 7% but streaming increased by 47% in 2015

Take a look at the chart below. It shows that the French music streaming has increased by a whopping 47% last year. At the same time you can see from the chart that downloads and Physical are both declining by -21% and -16%.

Subscriptions is up by 69% which is pretty impressive. Free streaming is also up, but only by 8%. All in all you can see from the chart that the French recorded music market registered a whopping 7% decline last year.

 

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French music had another 7% decline in 2014, and the result is that France`s recorded music market is 67% smaller that it was in 2000. We are talking about €876 million and this is heart breaking. Streaming goes straight up, while the revenue goes straight down.

We know that 99% of the French people listen to music, on average 2 hours and 25 minutes per day, and 3 out of 4 French people could not live without it. So, streaming should continue to rise in the future.

Streaming is very important, but is still a minority player in France, increasing its market share from 16% in 2014 to 24% last year. Downloads declined and lost revenue of €12,7 million which is half the amount that streaming grew by €33,2.

If you add the decline in downloads sales and physical sales together, you find that the amount is double what streaming added. Download and physical sales declined by €64,3 million, so revenue from streaming in France has to double to fill that gap.

I belive that many of the consumers in the streaming market are the same in the download and physical market. What we see is a shift from a sales model to an access model. You can imagine how easy it is to be a DeeJay now as you can pay only $9,99 for 30 million songs instead of buying each and one of them.

According to the French government, the music industry represents about 241,000 jobs in France, and one of the French export champions is the 48-year-old DeeJay David Guetta who have sold 9 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide.

David Guetta`s father is of Moroccan Jewish descent, and in 2013, Billboard crowned his hit «When love takes over» as the number one dance-pop collaboration of all time. The unemployment rate is extremely high in France, but David Guetta is not in that category.

The France unemployment rate is 10,3% (near all-time high of 10,7% in 1997). This is the number of people looking for a job as a percent of the labour force. The France youth unemployment rate is even more shocking at 25,9% (near all-time high of 26,2% in 2012).

France has a huge social problem and the suburb residents are mostly Arab or African, often Muslim and poor. One out of three live below the poverty line. The suburbs are zones of separation. Those outside Paris are set apart from the capital by pèriphèrique, a roaring eight-lane road that encircles the city.

On one side is success, culture, and wealth (Modern France). On the other is the banlieue (a place Parisians never go). Some 7,5% of French live in this «other France».

France claims the greatest social equality in the world and officially bans ethnic and religious identification, and Marine Le Pen`s far-right party is growing. Their campaign target minorities, implying they were unwanted and un-French.

Not only the suburbs of Frances cities are home to the countrys poor. People living in rural areas are «descending into poverty», and many of them can feel socially excluded.

They are all potentially streaming consumers.

 

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Music Streaming increased in 2015

2015 was a milestone year for streaming music in the United States. For the first time, streaming was the largest component of industry revenues, comprising 34,3% of the market, just slightly higher than digital downloads, according to RIAA.

All parts of the streaming music market grew in 2015, and total streaming revenue exceeded $2 billion for the first time ever. Combining all categories of streaming music like subscription, ad-supported on-demand, and SoundExchange distributions, revenue grew 29% to $2,4 billion.

The number of paid subscriptions grew 40% to an average of 10,8 million for the full year.

 

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Apple Inc launched its Apple Music last summer and I think that helped the streaming category a lot. Subscription and streaming went straight up. The streaming category includes revenue from subscription services such as paid versions of Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music to name a few.

It also comes from streaming radio services that are distributed by SoundExchange like Pandora, SiriusXM, and other internet radios. On top of that you have YouTube, Vevo and ad-supported Spotify.

This is all good for the artists and music industry, but for the distributors it can be different because they are all selling the same $9,99 product. They all have the same 30 million tracks and their target is the same group of consumers.

The rise of music streaming is clear. Streaming accounts for $2,4 million in 2015. Up from $1,9 in 2014. Downloads is down from $2,5 to $2,3 million in 2015, while physical is down from $2,2 to $2,0 million in 2015.

This data tells us that the music industry had the most balanced revenue mix in recent history were 1/3 of revenue coming from each of the major platform categories; streaming, permanent downloads and physical sales.

Streaming continue to increase its market share, but it is a big surprise for someone to see that Vinyl LPs were up 32% by value versus the prior year, and at $416 million Vinyl LPs were at their highest level since 1988.

 

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Phonogram is a patent by Ritter P Winne. A citizen of the United States, residing at Brooklyn, in the country of Kings and State of New York. The patent is from 4 December 1906 which means that the phonogram is celebrating 100 year on December 4, 2016.

Some people still print their news on dead paper. Some people still print their music on dead vinyl, and some people still use horses. But the majority prefer cars.

 

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