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Amazon Is Now The 3rd Biggest Music Subscription Service

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(…) Amazon’s achievement is even more impressive than it first appears. Amazon’s music streaming adoption is concentrated among 4 of its Amazon Prime markets: US, Japan, Germany and UK. In these markets 35% of Amazon Prime subscribers are Amazon Prime Music or Amazon Prime Music Unlimited users.

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At MIDiA we have long argued that Amazon is the dark horse of streaming music. That horse is not looking so dark anymore. We’ve been tracking weekly usage of streaming music apps on a quarterly basis since 2016 and we’ve seen Amazon growing strongly quarter upon quarter. To the extent that Amazon Prime Music is now the 2nd most widely used streaming music app, 2nd only to Spotify which benefits from a large installed base of free users to boost its numbers. So, in terms of pure subscription services, Amazon has the largest installed base of weekly active users.

But it’s not just in terms of active users that Amazon is making such headway. It is racking up subscribers too. Based on conversations with rights holders and other industry executives we can confirm that Amazon is now the 3rd largest subscription service. Amazon has around 16 million…

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My Spotify Top Songs of 2016 Playlist

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My Spotify Top Songs of 2016 playlist is a nice mix of funk, soul, a little country and some surprises. Enjoy!

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Written by Peter Jebsen

27. Dezember 2016 at 23:09

R.I.P., Maurice White – let’s pay tribute with a collective playlist on Spotify!

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Maurice White performing with Earth, Wind, and Fire at the Ahoy Rotterdam; 1982 (Photo: Chris Hakkens / This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

Maurice White performing with Earth, Wind, and Fire at the Ahoy Rotterdam; 1982 (Photo: Chris Hakkens / This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

I was saddened to read the following news earlier tonight:

Maurice White always was particularly close to my heart because he was both a musician’s musician and managed to achieve pop hits. I think I hated „Boogie Wonderland“ when it first came out, but it grew on me. Especially after reading the great story behind it which songwriter Allee Willis made me aware of on Facebook (check the comments section). ;-)

I started to compile a Spotify playlist with my favorite Maurice White songs right after hearing the bad news. So far, it contains 4 hours 28 minutes of great funk, soul and jazz (use it in shuffle mode). Artists include (in alphabetical order) Barbra Streisand, Billy Stewart, Brian Culbertson, Deniece Williams, Earth Wind & Fire, El DeBarge, The Emotions, Fontella Bass, James Ingram, Ramsey Lewis, Ramsey Lewis Trio, The Salty Peppers, The Tubes:

I configured the playlist to be a collaborative effort. Feel free to add your personal favorites on Spotify. If you don’t have a Spotify account, post your music links (YouTube & Co.) in the comments section of this blog entry. And please retweet/repost this tribute in your social media circles!
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My 200,000th play on Last.FM – or: 50 songs a day keep the doctor away!

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pjebsen's 200,000th Last.FM scrobbleLast.FM is not as much fun as it used to be when it was the top music portal, but – as a fan of statistics – I still try to scrobble the music I am listening to. And I was happy to see that I just hit the 200,000th song mark. Since I have been a member since February 23, 2005, this means that – statistically speaking – I listen to at least 50 songs a day.

While writing this, a playlist with my 1,695 favourite Spotify songs is running in shuffle mode. It just reached song #200,000: Marcia Griffiths, „Run Up and Down“ – which brings back nice memories of my Jamaica visits in the ’80s.

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There is an interesting division: My top artists are funk-dominated, there is a lot of country among my top albums, and Bollywood seems to rule my top tracks,

Top artists (among 17,512 scrobbled)
pjebsen's top scrobbled Last.FM artists
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Written by Peter Jebsen

26. Januar 2016 at 20:28

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The Global Implications Of The BBC’s Streaming Strategy

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(…) Watch the BBC’s streaming endeavours closely because the outcomes will likely provide blueprints for thriving in the streaming era for media companies of all types and sizes right across the globe.

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Yesterday the BBC’s Director General Tony Hall laid out a vision for the future of the BBC (for an excellent take on this see the blog post from MIDiA’s video analyst Tim Mulligan, and yes the name may look familiar, he’s my brother!).  The BBC has long played a crucial innovation role in the digital content economy but it has yet to carve out a convincing role for itself in online music.  It has built up a compelling YouTube content offering and it has pursued a streaming coexistence strategy with its innovative Playlister initiative but the bigger play has yet to be made.  That looks set to change, with the announcement that the BBC is planning to launch a ‘New Music Discovery Service’, which would make the 50,000 tracks broadcast by the BBC every month available to stream for a limited period.  The initiative is interesting in itself…

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Written by Peter Jebsen

10. September 2015 at 15:34

Auf PCs ist „Spotify-Killer“ Apple Music ein Rohrkrepierer (Update: Jetzt funktioniert’s … aber mit neuen Fehlern)

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Ich bin überrascht, dass ein Konzern mit den Ressourcen von Apple nach 39 Jahren immer noch keine reibunglos verlaufenden Produkteinführungen hinbekommt – vor allem, wenn es sich um ein Hype-Produkt wie Apple Music handelt.

Bei dessen heutigem Launch las ich, dass der neue Streaming-Dienst für stationäre Nutzer ein Update von iTunes auf Version 12.2 benötige. Ich klickte also in iTunes auf „Nach Updates suchen“ und erhielt diese Meldung:
Apple Music
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Written by Peter Jebsen

1. Juli 2015 at 0:28

Wer profitiert von Spotify & Co.?

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Dieser zwei Monate alte Beitrag ist mir erst heute aufgefallen – er ist aber immer noch interessant:

Zusammenfassend kann also konstatiert werden, dass die Labels und hier vor allem die Major-Labels vom expandierenden Musikstreamingmarkt profitieren, wohingegen die Musikschaffenden (InterpretInnen sowie UrheberInnen) kaum einen finanziellen Nutzen daraus ziehen können.

Musikwirtschaftsforschung

Eine vom französischen Musikindustrieverband (SNEP) bei Ernst & Young in Auftrag gegebene und Anfang Februar publizierte Studie über die Verteilung der Einnahmen aus einem monatlichen Premium-Abo von  EUR 9,99 bestätigt die bereits in der Blogserie „Is Streaming the Next Big Thing?“ durchgeführte Analyse, dass neben den MusikkonsumentInnen vor allem die Major-Labels & Verlage die Hauptprofiteure vom derzeitigen Trend zum Musikstreaming sind, wohingegen die Streamingservices selbst wirtschaftlich noch nicht nachhaltig arbeiten und die KünstlerInnen nur wenig vom Streamingkuchen erhalten. Die bekannt gewordenen Details der nicht öffentlich zugänglichen Studie, können hier nachgelesen werden.

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Written by Peter Jebsen

22. April 2015 at 16:51

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