Boutique investment banking firm Coady Diemar released its June edition of the Random Bits note to investors.Focused on digital music, with particular attention to the Apple/Beats acquisition, the analysis concludes that the so-called access model is supplanting music ownership.
Locally targeted mobile ads will represent more than half of overall U.S. mobile ad spending by 2018, largely driven by local marketing initiatives of national advertisers
PPL (Phonographic Performers Limited), the British collection agency of performance royalties to labels and artists, announced its 2013 revenues, showing year-over-year growth in money collected, and clients served.
Main points from Price Waterhouse Cooper’s Entertainment and Media Outlook study – an analysis and economic projection of several media industry categories that was introduced in a live webcast.
Edison Research has spun out a new segment of The Infinite Dial 2014 survey, co-produced with Triton Digital.
Here’s this week’s round up:
Authored by investment bankers Chris Ensley and Colin Knudsen, tracks the success of the music-download era as driven by the iTunes Music Store.
U.S. mobile local advertising revenues will reach $4.5 billion in 2014, up from $2.9 billion in 2013, according to BIA/Kelsey, advisor to companies in the local media industry. In its Annual U.S. Local Media Forecast (2013-2018), the firm projects mobile local ad revenues to more than triple over the next five years, reaching $15.7 billion in 2018.
The bottom line shows a 4% rise in revenue in 2013 over 2012, to 176.9 British pounds. (Billboard did the currency conversion: $296.5-million.) PPL disclosed that about 40% of collected revenue came from broadcast and streaming sources across radio and television.
PWC’s music industry projections hew to the broad sweep of most forecasts: streaming takes the growth lead, physical products continue dropping, and music downloads are threatened. But the exact forecast on that last point might be unique. Though music-download sales dropped in 2013, that skid is forecast to stabilize and remain essentially flat through 2018 in PWC’s modeling.
The Infinite Dial main report was issued on March 5, and deep dives have been released periodically since then, revealing details of certain demographics and consumer segments. This week, Edison put up some interesting insights about Public Radio P1′s (frequent listeners).
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