Mobile App Cross Usage Music
20,000 Foot View: Mobile app usage is defined by consumers engaging with a multitude of propositions, even when they serve a very similar purpose. Consumers often use multiple different messaging apps, video apps and music apps. Mobile was the catalyst for streaming music’s growth and now accounts for of all streaming activity. In the race for mobile relevance and premium users, the music app environment is highly competitive. Free trials, bundles and free tiers all contribute to a user marketplace where multiple music app usage is becoming increasingly widespread.
of music streaming now occurs on mobile
of Spotify users use Amazon Prime Music, while use Apple Music weekly
of Spotify users are mobile gamers
of Spotify users are female
of Spotify users use Twitter, while use Instagram and Snapchat
% of Amazon Prime Music users are Paying video Subscribers
of Amazon Prime Music users use Spotify weekly, and use Apple Music
of Amazon Prime Music users are female
of Apple Music users are between and years old
of Apple Music users use Spotify weekly and use Amazon Prime Music Weekly
of Deezer users use Tidal weekly
of Deezer users are between and years old
- Despite behavioural similarities between music subscribers, users of each music service show nuanced habits in terms of cross usage as well as media behaviour.
- Tech majors are well positioned to consolidate the fragmented digital entertainment landscape
- Reasons for cross usage are driven by a variety of factors, some characteristic to each service and others shared across the landscape
- Pure music services like Spotify and Deezer must identify and pursue additional content and entertainment propositions before big tech companies move into the space.
Companies & Products Mentioned: Amazon, Android Apple, Deezer, Dubsmash, Facebook, iMessage, Instagram, Messenger, Musically, Pinterest, Snapchat, Soundcloud, Spotify, Tidal, Twitter, Whatsapp, Youtube