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Take Five (the big five stories and data you need to know) - September 16th 2019

Posted on 16th September, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Apple, Apple Bundles, Apple Device Portfolio, Apple Hardware, Apple Product Strategy, Apple Tv, IPhone, Peak Tech, Soundbetter, Space Lift, Spotify and Two Sided Marketplace

Spotify – small step, big step: Spotify has announced that it is acquiring musician marketplace company Soundbetter. Back in July, Spotify halted its artist direct offering. Some quarters viewed that as the…

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Take Five (the big five stories and data you need to know) August 23rd 2019

Posted on 23rd August, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Apple, Apple Tv_, Google Chrome, Google Privacy, Greek Football, In Game Concerts, Korn Virtual Gigs, Lover, Paok, Privacy Sandbox, Sport Licensing, Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift Pre Sales, UMG and Universal Music

Taylor Swift, pre-sale love: Taylor Swift tends not to adhere to prevailing industry trends. As a millennial artist with a strong Gen Z following, streaming should rightly be the core of…

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Sports and the Tech Majors: A Competitive Partnership

Posted on 8th July, 2019 by Hanna Kahlert in Amazon Prime Instant Video, Amazon Video, Apple, D-day For Sporting Rights, Disney, Espn, Facebook, Facebook Media Strategy, Nfl, Sports, Sports Lateral, Streaming, Streaming Service, Streaming Sports and Tech Majors

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our Sports research practice. The Sports vertical provides comprehensive global analysis of the key players unleashing disruption in the business of sport broadcasting,…

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Heavyweight Battle for Premium Sporting Rights Dependent on Three Factors

Posted on 3rd June, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in Apple, BAMTech, Broadcast Rights, BT, Cable, Carriage Partnerships, D-day For Sporting Rights, DAZN, Digital Rights, Disney, Disney Streaming Services, Disruption, Enhanced Social Reach, EPL, Espn, FIFA World Cup, Google, La Liga, Latency, Monthly Active Users, NBC, Nfl, NHL, Optimal Capital, Optus, Optus Sport, Overextension, Pay Tv, Premium Sports Rights, Redistribution, Rights Acquisition, Rights Holders, SBS, Serie A, Sky, Sport-centric, Sports Rights, Streaming Services, Subscription Video On Demand, Svod, Tech Majors, Traditional Broadcasters and UCL

The sports rights landscape has changed fundamentally with the emergence of streaming subscription video on demand (SVOD) services. Digital and broadcast rights used to be separate deals entirely, but now…

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Disney’s Latest Earnings Are Buoyed by Growth in Their Theme Park and Direct-to-Consumer Revenues

Posted on 10th May, 2019 by Alistair Taylor in 21st Century Fox, Additive Service, Advertising, Apple, Assets, Bundling, Cable Networks, Comcast, Direct-to-consumer, Disney, DTC, Earnings Release, Emerging Markets, Family-centric, Hedge, Hulu, Live Sports, Majority Share, Media Networks Revenue, Netflix, Off-setting Losses, Pay-tv Subcriptions, Revenue Growth, Streaming Video On Demand, Substitutive Service, Survey Data, Svod Subscriptions, Vice, Warner Media and Write-down

On Wednesday night the Walt Disney Company reported quarterly earnings for its second fiscal quarter ending March 31st 2019, beating analyst estimates with a 3% increase in year-on-year (YoY) quarterly…

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Luminary Media Bets Big on Ad-Free Podcasts

Posted on 24th April, 2019 by Georgia Meyer in Ad Supported, Ad-free, Apple, Apple Podcasts, Chloe Radio, Free Tier, Luminary, Luminary Media, Luminary Podcasts, Podcasts, Premium Content, Subscription, The Anfield Wrap and YouTube Red

The long-awaited podcast subscription service, Luminary Media, went live on 23rd April 2019. The service has raised $100 million from investors with the aim of distributing ad-free exclusive podcast content…

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10 Trends That Will Reshape the Music Industry

Posted on 3rd April, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in 23 Capital, Albums, Amazon, Amuse, Apple, CDBaby, China, Emerging Markets, India, Laas, Labels As A Services, Latin America, Music Business, Music Business Trends, Music Industry, Netflix, Playlists, Podcasts, Post-album Economics, Radio, Record Labels, Social Music, Splice, Spotify, Streaming Pricing, Tech Major Bundles and Tech Majors

The IFPI has reported that global recorded music revenues have hit $19.1 billion, which means that MIDiA’s own estimates published in March were within 1.6% of the actual results. This revenue growth story is strong…

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