Category Archives: Music

A Very Short History of Portable Music

You will find more infographics at Statista From BuzzFeed: The recent discourse about AirPods, whether they’re good or bad, or neutral themselves but separating everyone from the physical, echoes what the original Walkman inspired. “With the advent of the Sony Walkman … Continue reading

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Tipping Point: Music streaming becomes primary form of recorded music sales

Financial Times: Digital music streaming will become the largest source of global recorded music sales for the first time this year. Revenues from services including Spotify and Apple Music are poised to surpass sales of CDs and vinyl records, according to a new … Continue reading

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Streaming Music: Age Demographics

Pew: Listening to music and shopping on the go are especially popular among smartphone owners ages 18 to 29: 87% have listened to an online radio or music service on their phone, compared with 41% of those 50 and over, and … Continue reading

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Music streaming grew 93% in 2015

Nielsen: …on-demand audio and video streaming continued to gain in popularity in 2015, posting growth rates of 83% and 102%, respectively. In fact, Justin Bieber’s album Purpose set an all-time record for total audio on-demand streams when it was streamed … Continue reading

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Music Streaming Patterns in India, US and Singapore

Devendra Desale reports for KDnuggets on Saavn presentation at Strata Singapore: Rishi Malhotra, Cofounder and CEO, Saavn shared how a music streaming company who has a large portion of mobile users (95%), has used this rich data to improve their … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs on how people hate streaming music (video)

Steve Jobs in 2003: “People have told us over and over and over again–they don’t want to rent their music.”

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Big Data Quotes of the Week

“In traditional biology research, people ask a key question, or run a trial. They make clinical and molecular measurements to address that question. They use some statistics or computation. Then they validate what they’ve found in another, more advanced trial. … Continue reading

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