Mark Mulligan

Welcome to the Age of the Artist

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Blog post by Mark Mulligan
As it enters the third decade of the millennium, the recorded music business is in rude health. Revenues are about to enter the second half of a decade of annual growth, streaming is booming and investment…
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WMG to IPO: Here’s What You Need to Know

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Blog post by Mark Mulligan
Throughout the last decade more than $10 billion has been invested into music catalogues. UMG bookended the merger and acquisition (M&A) boom with the Tencent-led $3 billion stake in its business,…
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Amazon Music: From Dark Horse to Thoroughbred

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Blog post by Mark Mulligan
Neatly ahead of Spotify’s Q4 earnings, Amazon has taken the rare step of announcing subscriber metrics for Amazon Music (inclusive of Prime Music and Music Unlimited). Amazon Music closed 2019 with 55…
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Just What Is a Podcast, Anyway?

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Blog post by Mark Mulligan
The podcast market – as with all media ­– is going through dramatic change, stretching the very meaning of what podcasts even are. To understand this fast-changing market, it is important to think…
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MIDiA’s Podcast Research – A Response

Blog post by Mark Mulligan
Last week we published a blog post highlighting some initial findings from our inaugural quarterly podcast tracking data. The results show Spotify in a leading position as a standalone platform, Apple…
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The Meta Trends that Will Shape the 2020s

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Blog post by Mark Mulligan
CES, the big annual consumer tech show, is underway in Las Vegas. Unlike in most previous years, there has been little in the way of big new announcements. This is in large part because we are reaching…
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