It has been a very tough year for the music industry. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic creates challenges in every aspect of the music business. And while the damaging effects are widespread, the live performance sector has taken the biggest hit.

The global music industry is worth more than $50 billion…


There is no question that Spotify is aggressively seeking its place as the podcasting leader. In recent months, the company has been snatching up influencers, celebrities, and other public figures by signing exclusive podcasting deals. …


Once relegated to the fringes of digital entertainment, podcasts are now on the minds of the entire media industry. Big money acquisitions of podcasting companies are increasingly commonplace, while a growing number of major celebrities are launching podcasts of their own. …


Every year as we near the year’s end, we look at the technology trends that propel the industry forward. This time, I decided to look specifically at music streaming as the industry, artists, and fans further embrace the shifting culture of how people listen to songs. As the days of…


“It seems that the allocated attention time in our collective minds has a certain size but the cultural items competing for that attention have become more densely packed.” — Professor Sune Lehmann, Technical University of Denmark.

Do you realize that popular music songs are getting shorter?

Well, they are, and…


Streaming is responsible for massive revenue gains in the music industry in recent years. I was pleased to report in my recent article that overall music consumption in the first half of 2018 hit the highest peak the industry had experienced for the prior 15 years, primarily due to the…


Over the past several years, changes in the music industry have been swift and monumental. Today’s world of music would have been virtually unrecognizable even a decade ago, as the evolution of content creation and consumption continues to alter practically every aspect of the marketplace and related business practices. In…


Digital agencies and digital media companies are undeniably more tech-savvy than media and entertainment companies. In fact, digital organizations from startups to enterprises, by the very nature of their work, are typically ahead of most other types of companies when it comes to effectively implementing and managing tech solutions. At…


When’s the last time you purchased music to own? And I’m not referring only to physical mediums. With the incredible growth of streaming, it’s also increasingly likely that you haven’t bought downloads recently, as a growing percentage of music fans choose to access songs instead of wanting to own them.


How IoT is Revolutionizing Music

The Internet of Things (IoT) evolved from a lofty concept to a prevalent reality in a relatively short amount of time. The IoT technology brings intelligence to objects and devices that are connected to the internet to alter virtually every aspect of our personal and business activities. From connected cars…

Sergey Bludov

SVP Media & Entertainment DataArt.com

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