Saturday, January 13, 2007

52 Million wireless multimedia-capable devices to sell by 2010

52 mln wireless multimedia-capable devices to sell by 2010 by ZDNet's ZDNet Research -- Industry adoption of next-generation specifications will provide a substantial boost to the market for wireless multimedia networking, prompting growth in excess of 50 mln wireless network devices by 2010. Parks Associates predicts that annual sales and shipments of wireless multimedia-capable devices, including home networking gears, personal computers, and fixed and mobile consumer electronics, will grow [...]

Sunday, January 07, 2007

More 2006 Nielsen Music Stats...

Major Record Label Market Share:

- Universal Music Group remained No. 1 with 31.6%
- Sony BMG Music Entertainment came in at 27.4%
- Warner Music Group had 18.1%
- EMI held onto 10.2%

(That's great to know, but let's also not forget to report on the Indie digital market share, with last cumulative accounting of physical and digital at approximately 28% of the global music market and growing...)

Digital albums represent 5.5% of all albums sold. Warner Music continued to build on its digital market share, rising 1.72% to 23.29% of the digital album universe. UMG is at 27.4% of all digital album sales, Sony BMG 24% and EMI 10%.

Year's data from Nielsen SoundScan revealed that customers are not going to record stores like they used to. (Uhhhh....really....Is that becasue they're all in bankruptcy!) Chain stores saw just 41% of tall sales, down from 48% two years ago. Indie music stores account for 6% of all sales, down from 7% last year and 9% in '04.

Mass merchant outlets like Wal-Mart and Target accounted for 40% of all sales, (but don't forget that Amazon sells more physical CD's than anyone!)

As has been the case for the last two years, 20% of all sales occurred during the last six weeks of the year. (When will the major labels ever learn that this strategy helps no one in the long run....?)

Friday, January 05, 2007

Online Music Services That Help You Find New Music

From USA Today, here's a list of 6 music recommendation/discovery services that are pretty easy to use and mostly free...To be honest, I'd never heard of Goombah, but MusicIP is my personal favorite...although Pandora is pretty compelling too...Try them out and see which one is your favorite! I guarantee they'll bring an added dimension to your listening pleasure :-)
  • MusicIP Mixer: Generates instant mixes inside your iTunes collection
  • Goombah: Matches you with folks with similar tastes after analyzing your iTunes collection. Free downloads
  • Soundflavor DJ: Playlist generator for iTunes can point you to concerts and recommended music
  • iLike: Lets you compare the music you are listening to with friends and get downloads from
  • Pandora: Builds customized radio stations based on songs or artists you enter
  • Compiles vast reservoir of listening data from members to provide recommendations

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Some Interesting Music Statistics...

"According to the Music Marketing Network, with 40% of the USA's 177 million internet users going online for music, by placing your music online, you gain a potential audience of 70 million. Globally, with 404 million total internet users, your potential audience grows to 161 million."

"...The statistics are in and Nielsen Soundscan cited a "dramatic increase" in digital download music sales for 2006. InStat reported that digital downloads generated over $2 billion in music market revenue and anticipate over $4 billion in 2007. The question is whose market share will increase the most in 2007?"