Voxnest tracks podcast category spikes as Europe quarantines against coronavirus

Voxnest shared its latest statistics on podcast listening, offering a global snapshot of how COVID-19 has impacted audiences. The company noted that its Spreaker is the top hosting platform in Italy, which has been hardest hit by the pandemic in Europe. It also shared details from Spain, from across Europe, and some early figures from the U.S. as it prepares for the full force of the virus. Continue Reading

Spain’s subscription audio revenue leapt up in H1, but overall market barely moved

Spain’s music industry sales edged up slightly in the first half of 2018. Spanish industry body Promusicae reported €107.6 million in H1 sales, a less than 1% increase from the year-ago period. Although the overall market barely shifted, digital consumption showed a strong increase to secure almost three-quarters of the revenue total. Continue Reading

2016 round-up: Music industry results from around the world

In the first few months of every new year, trade bodies from all corners of the globe reflect on their successes of the previous 12 months. Those analyses offer a snapshot of the music industry and the trends that cross national borders. For 2016, the results generally reflected a continued increase to the share of revenue delivered by streaming. Continue Reading

Spain: Streaming subscriptions increased 35% in 2015

Spain’s music market posted a second consecutive year of growth in 2015, according to Spanish industry organization Promusicae. Spending on recorded music last year totaled €160.2 million ($180.4 million), up from €149.9 million in 2014. Of the 2015 total revenue, €64.5 million came from streaming, thanks to a more than 35% increase to paid subscriptions to more than half a million paying customers. Continue Reading