Mark Mulligan

Spotify Q3 2020: What price growth?

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Blog post by Mark Mulligan
Spotify reported another strong quarter in Q3 2020, with subscriber growth up 27% year-on-year (YoY) and ad-supported user growth up 21%.  Spotify continues to set the pace for the global streaming market…
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Podcasts Q2 2020: Spotify takes an early lead

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Blog post by Mark Mulligan
MIDiA has just published its latest Podcast report,  P odcasts Q2 2020: Spotify Takes an Early Lead .  In it we present data from MIDiA’s quarterly survey that presents a comprehensive view of podcast…
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HomePod Mini: Apple’s pandemic-era product

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Blog post by Mark Mulligan
Apple’s Tuesday product announcement showcased its 5G iPhones, but also included the launch of the new $99 HomePod Mini. Though it might have looked like a supporting act for the launch, its strategic…
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Why Rishi Sunak is both wrong and right

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Blog post by Mark Mulligan
Earlier this week the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer  Rishi Sunak suggested that creatives such as musicians who had seen income dry up during COVID-19 should consider retraining for the new ‘opportunities’…
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Why Kanye West is the modern-day Prince

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Blog post by Mark Mulligan
Not ‘prince’ in the  Machiavellian sense of the term  – though there is an argument for that too – but as in the artist formerly known as. Back in 1992, Prince fought his label Warner Bros to…
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Quick Take: Apple One – Recession Buster

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Blog post by Mark Mulligan
Apple officially announced its long anticipated all-in-one content bundle: Apple One. $14.95 gets you Apple Music, Arcade, Apple TV+ and 50GB of iCloud storage. A family plan retails at $19.95 and a premier…
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Who will own the virtual concert space?

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Blog post by Mark Mulligan
2020 will go down as a rough year for many artists, largely because of the income they lost when live ground to a halt. Unfortunately, the live music sector is still going to be disrupted in 2021 and it…
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