Spotify and Nielsen team up to reach audiences

Spotify want to help advertisers understand their audiences and reach them better through their services with the help of Nielsen. Last week Spotify announced that they were expanding their partnership with research company Nielsen. Their…

The state of music streaming in 2018

2018 has been the biggest year for music streaming yet as people all around the world sign up for limitless listening. Midia have released their report for the music streaming industry in the first half…

Going to gigs makes you live longer and happier, study finds

Make sure that you’re going to see live music regularly if you want to live a long and happy life, says science. A new study by Goldsmith’s University Associate Lecturer, Patrick Fagan, and commissioned by…

Watch out Spotify, Amazon Prime Music is hot on your tail for popularity

Who is the big dog in music streaming right now? You’d all say Spotify right? Well look out because Amazon Prime Music is coming up on them quickly. New research from Midia Research, and noticed by Music…

Can a computer predict chart topping hits against pop flounders?

Professor Armand Leroi believes that pop music is a science and in a new show on BBC sets out to discover whether data can transform popular music. Evolutionary biologist Professor Armand Leroi gathers a team…

Music streaming subscription prices are falling with $6.49 the average in 2015

The music streaming industry is booming and showing no signs of slowing soon, and as popularity rises apparently the prices are dropping. MIDiA have released a new report showing how the price of music streaming…

How do you advance machine learning? Teach them Beethoven and Bach

MusicNet is a new dataset of classical music that aims to teach compositions to machines to advance machine’s learning, understanding and compositional capabilities. MusicNet is a large dataset created by University of Washington (UW) researchers…

Australia loves music, and now they love streaming it the most

A new report shows music streaming on a massive rise whilst, unsurprisingly, downloads and physical music are dropping. Music is important to Australians, representing the most popular media consumed online in Australia and Australia sits in…

Google unveil YouTube-8M, a database of 8 million videos

Google have revealed their new massive dataset of 8 million videos that use YouTube Video IDs to allow the research and understanding, modelling and learning of videos. Taken from Google’s research blog: Many recent breakthroughs…

Scientists test if people can actually tell Hi-Res audio from standard

London’s Queen Mary University conducted a study to see whether the hype about Hi-Res was justified – can people really tell the difference? The study compared data from over 12,000 individual trials over 18 studies….