Superfans buy 72% of all vinyl records sold every day

The vinyl market is at it’s biggest for years with thousands more pining for the retro format’s listening pleasure each month, but it’s ‘superfans’ making it thrive. A new study has revealed that nearly 3…

Are playlists the new album in the age of music streaming?

Music streaming has brought music from every time and every corner of the globe into our homes, but it’s also changing the ways we experience music. There was a time, not too long ago, when…

As music goes digital, vinyl records are keeping physical music alive

As music consumption goes streaming heavy and CD’s dig their graves there is one format keeping music lovers from integrating themselves into their computers. Not even the most savvy of muso’s could have predicted that…

Japan still loves CD’s, but this is how they’re listening to music now

As music streaming takes the world by storm Japan have been sitting back chilling with their CDs, but the digital world of music is catching up. In recent years with the surge in popularity of…

eBay just launched a new hub for music new, old and rare

eBay have launched a new¬†dedicated entertainment section which brings a load of new music offers to you. ‘The Entertainment Shop’ is eBay’s new focused marketplace for buying and selling music, books, film, TV, and games….

Sony Music reporting almost 20% year-on-year increases thanks to streaming

Sony music have released their financial report for the ¬†quarter of 2017, showing continued, considerable growth year-on-year. The introduction of streaming has seen boosts around many parts of the music industry, providing rising profits for…

Sony are joining the vinyl revival, opening their first vinyl factory in 28 years

Sony are the first major record label to fully embrace the resurgence of vinyl as they reveal plans to begin manufacturing new records themselves. Sony are to begin producing their own vinyl records again next…

Is the UPC of a digital release the same as for other products (like CDs and vinyls)

The short answer is Yes. A UPC is a barcode which is a standard method of tracking digital and physical music sales. UPCs can be used for both digital and physical products. UPCs are provided…

BPI reveals that Brits love streaming music, streaming over 1bn songs a week

2016 was undoubtedly music streaming’s biggest year ever and now that the year is over we can start looking at just how massive it was, starting with how much the British love it. Music sales…

Spotify is Live and Ready to Download in Japan – Can They Turn Second Largest Music Market from CDs to Streaming?

Spotify has launched in Japan! Japanese consumers can now head to – https://www.spotify.com/jp Japan will be a tough market for Spotify as its mostly CD sales. Japan is the second largest music market in the…