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PRS for Music announces record high collections and distributions for 2017

PRS for Music, a UK collection agency, announced that it paid out record royalties to its members last year. The group’s 2017 payouts totaled £605.1 million, up 14.7% from the 2016 amounts. PRS said that 6.6 trillion performances were reported last year, a 53% on-year increase that led to a record-high collection total of £717 million. Continue Reading

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Podcast Consumer 2018: Share of ear doubles, smartphone dominance, and smart speaker success

Podcasting has come a long way in attracting a dedicated, passionate audience with several unique traits, but there is still progress to be made in reaching the mainstream American listener. That’s the narrative laid out today in the Podcast Consumer 2018 report from Edison Research and Triton Digital. Ever the congenial host, Edison VP Tom Webster presided over the presentation. Continue Reading

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MIDiA Research: Streaming boosted global music revenue to $17.4 billion in 2017

MIDiA Research has shared its 2017 figures for the global recorded music market, and its results show a big year of growth thanks to a powerful performance from streaming. Global recorded music revenue hit $17.4 billion during 2017, up 8.5% from $16 billion in 2016. The year’s performance returns the global market to just below its levels from 2008. Continue Reading

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Weekly podcast listening continues to grow in Jacobs Techsurvey

The full results of Jacobs Media annual Techsurvey are not released yet, but All Access got hold of one data point pertaining to podcast consumption. For the third straight year, weekly podcast listening nudged upward to 23%. That’s a slightly great share than the 21% of last year, and the 20% of 2016. Many respondents in the Jacobs survey are radio listeners, putting an interesting angle into the results. Continue Reading