75% of music is streamed on services like Spotify and it’s only getting bigger

In the space of a few years CDs have moved to the rear-view mirror and the world is streaming music online, streaming like crazy. Music streaming is the popular way for people to listen to…

Bye Rock, hip-hop is now the most popular genre in the world

Since it’s inception 30-40 years ago hip-hop has been booming more and more and now it’s overtaken rock as the most popular genre in 2017. For the first time in history hip-hop is more popular…

MixCloud and Gracenote partner to find music in mixes and tracks

Music streamers MixCloud have teamed up with music database Gracenote to better ID music being uploaded to them. Using Gracenote MusicID, MixCloud will be able to scan songs uploaded to them to better identify copyrighted…

After their purchase by Nielsen, Gracenote combines all their databases

Following the recent purchase of Gracenote by analytics company Nielsen, Gracenote are unifying all their music, video and sports data into a single database. Metadata aggregator Gracenote are aiming to become the one-stop data provider…

Nielsen have fully acquired Gracenote

Analytics company Nielsen revealed this week that they had completed their acquisition of metadata service Gracenote. Nielsen have confirmed that they have completed Gracenote acquisition giving them access to the entertainment metadata provider’s data and…

Apple Music blows other streaming services off the charts with it’s mobile success

Nielsen have revealed that Apple Music’s mobile app was the most popular music streaming app for all of 2016, coming 9th in the top smartphone apps of the year. Nielsen’s app analytics have revealed the…

Billboard and Nielsen add music streaming to 19 album charts

Nielsen have announced they’ll begin integrating music streaming figures into a number of Billboard’s genre-based album charts. Starting early next year Nielsen will combine album sales, track equivalent sales and streaming equivalent sales for 19 of Billboard‘s…

Nielsen are looking to buy Gracenote for $450-500 million

Nielsen, one of the world’s biggest user insight companies, are in talks to purchase Gracenote for their technology, in particular their advanced content recognition software. Nielsen, one of the world’s leading analytics companies for user…

Vinyl sales are rising, here’s the top 10 Vinyl records this year so far

The Vinyl resurgence continues to boost music sales into 2016 despite a drop in physical music sales. Nielsen music reporting company revealed stats for vinyl in their US mid-year report for music. The report shows…

Instagram Users Revealed As Music Lovers

Who knew Instagram and music streaming were tied? A new study has found users of the app value music streaming higher than those who don’t. Instagram recently teamed up with Nielsen to find out how…