Music Ally NumberCrunch - June 2010


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Monthly report on facts'n'figures from the digital music market, from UK-based consultancy Music Ally.

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Music Ally NumberCrunch - June 2010

  1. 1. Music Ally NumberCrunch June 2010
  2. 2. Who / Why? <ul><li>Music Ally is a digital music business information and strategy company </li></ul><ul><li>We publish a daily news bulletin and two fortnightly insight reports </li></ul><ul><li>We also run events, and offer consulting and research services to the music industry </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation is a collection of facts’n’figures gathered from our Bulletins in June </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. US Album Sales <ul><li>Only 12 albums released in 2009 sold more than 1m units in the US, says Nielsen SoundScan </li></ul><ul><li>That’s down from 22 in 2009, 27 in 2008 and 35 in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 771 of the 97,751 albums released in the US in 2009 sold more than 5k units </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Billboard </li></ul>
  4. 4. Black Eyed Peas Digital Success <ul><li>I Gotta Feeling is the first track to sell 1m downloads in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>3.3 million total UK downloads so far </li></ul><ul><li>I Gotta Feeling has sold more than 5.5m downloads in the US </li></ul><ul><li>Boom Boom Pow has sold more than 5.3m </li></ul>
  5. 5. UK Digital Albums <ul><li>Digital now accounts for 1 in 6 albums sold in the UK says the OCC </li></ul><ul><li>That’s 15.8% of all album sales, up from 11.3% at this point in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>6.64m digital albums were sold in the first five months of 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>36.3% of The xx’s debut album were digital in that period </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Music Week </li></ul>
  6. 6. Spanish Piracy <ul><li>IDC estimates $6.3bn a year in lost sales of music, films, games and books due to piracy </li></ul><ul><li>Its report claims 95.6% of digital music downloads are illegal there, versus 83.7% for digital movies </li></ul><ul><li>BUT: 58.4% of Spaniards say they would pay for music. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Variety </li></ul>
  7. 7. PwC Entertainment and Media Outlook <ul><li>Spending on recorded music will rise from $26.4bn in 2009 to $27.9bn in 2014, says PwC </li></ul><ul><li>Digital sales will overtake physical sales in 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Digital music will generate $17bn of revenues in 2014, up from $8.1bn in 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Business Week </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wiggin Piracy Survey <ul><li>48% of UK consumers agree that repeat infringers should have their internet connections suspended </li></ul><ul><li>14% disagree </li></ul><ul><li>25% back web blocking as a measure, 14% back prosecutions, 11% back suspensions </li></ul><ul><li>44% would pay a fee to access sites like The Pirate Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Source: The Register </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ipsos MORI Report <ul><li>53% of UK consumers say it’s acceptable for ISPs to restrict download speeds of persistent infringers (up from 48% last year) </li></ul><ul><li>52% say it’s acceptable to suspend access </li></ul><ul><li>If people hadn’t streamed their last track for free, 18% would have downloaded it illegally, but 17% would have bought the CD or download </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Music Week </li></ul>
  10. 10. Spotify STIM payments <ul><li>Spotify’s payments to Swedish collecting society STIM rose to SEK 4m ($515k) in the last year. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s an eightfold increase on the SEK 500k ($64k) a year ago </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Music Week </li></ul>
  11. 11. Vevo Stats <ul><li>Vevo attracted 43.6m US viewers in April </li></ul><ul><li>They watched more than 330m videos collectively during the month </li></ul><ul><li>That’s 7.6 videos per user </li></ul><ul><li>Vevo is now the fourth largest US online video site, behind Google, Yahoo, and FIM (MySpace) </li></ul><ul><li>80% of Vevo’s traffic comes from YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Source: TechCrunch and Financial Times </li></ul>
  12. 12. Online Video Stats (ctd)
  13. 13. YouTube Stats <ul><li>14.6bn YouTube videos were watched in May according to comScore </li></ul><ul><li>144.1m users, which means more than 100 videos per user </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube took a 43.1% share of the US online video market </li></ul><ul><li>Source: TechCrunch </li></ul>
  14. 14. Smartphone Market Share
  15. 15. Mobile App Usage <ul><li>The average iPhone owner has 37 apps installed on their phone </li></ul><ul><li>Android is 22, and BlackBerry is just 10 </li></ul><ul><li>14% of US mobile users have downloaded at least one app in the last 30 days </li></ul><ul><li>46% of smartphone owners have used a music app in the last month </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Nielsen </li></ul>
  16. 16. Mobile App Usage (ctd)
  17. 17. Mobile App Usage (ctd) <ul><li>In a separate report, comScore said 69.6m US mobile users accessed an app in April </li></ul><ul><li>That’s up 28% year-on-year </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Mobile Entertainment </li></ul>
  18. 18. Mobile App Usage (ctd)
  19. 19. Apple / iPhone Stats <ul><li>225k iPhone apps in the App Store </li></ul><ul><li>5bn app downloads so far </li></ul><ul><li>$1bn paid out to developers </li></ul><ul><li>100m iOS devices sold </li></ul><ul><li>150m registered iTunes Store accounts </li></ul><ul><li>600k pre-orders for iPhone 4 on first day </li></ul><ul><li>1.7m – iPhone 4s sold in first three days </li></ul><ul><li>3m – iPads sold in first 80 days </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Music Ally </li></ul>
  20. 20. App Store Freebies <ul><li>81% of downloads from Apple’s App Store are free, estimates analyst Gene Munster </li></ul><ul><li>The average price of the Top 50 paid apps on the store is just $1.49 </li></ul><ul><li>More than 16.6m apps are downloaded every day – compared to 8.9m songs from iTunes </li></ul><ul><li>Source: AppleInsider </li></ul>
  21. 21. Twitter Stats <ul><li>125m registered accounts </li></ul><ul><li>Up 19% since mid-April </li></ul><ul><li>340k new users every day </li></ul><ul><li>65m tweets posted a day </li></ul><ul><li>190m unique visitors to in May </li></ul><ul><li>Source: VentureBeat </li></ul>
  22. 22. Guvera Stats <ul><li>Ad-supported music download service Guvera has 75k users </li></ul><ul><li>It’s signing up 3,000-5,000 more a week </li></ul><ul><li>Users spend an average of 5-7 mins within its branded channels </li></ul>
  23. 23. Pandora Financials for 2010? <ul><li>As estimated by Michael Robertson on TechCrunch </li></ul>
  24. 24. And Some Other Things... <ul><li>50m – Number of Pandora users as it took its fifth round of funding </li></ul><ul><li>13 – hours of music a month listened to by the average Pandora user </li></ul><ul><li>8.3bn hours – US listening to online and mobile radio services this year (AccuStream) </li></ul><ul><li>$25 – monthly cost for 2GB of mobile data on AT&T after it axed its unlimited data tariff </li></ul><ul><li>$75k – Amount Public Enemy are raising for their new album on SellaBand after they cut the target from $250k </li></ul><ul><li>£395 – Minimum amount charged by BigAudioAds for an audio ad that can be used on services like Spotify </li></ul><ul><li>22% - proportion of all time online that’s spent on social networks and blog sites, reckons Nielsen </li></ul><ul><li>30m – number of Auto-Tuned songs uploaded by 1.5m users of the I Am T-Pain iPhone app </li></ul><ul><li>11.2m – number of BlackBerry smartphones sold in Q1 </li></ul><ul><li>$54.8m – amount distributed to artists and rightsholders in Q2 2010 by SoundExchange </li></ul>
  25. 25. And Some Other Things... <ul><li>53% - proportion of Americans who aren’t interested in buying a tablet (Retrevo) </li></ul><ul><li>20m videos are being uploaded to Facebook every month (generating 2bn views) </li></ul><ul><li>30% - proportion of staff laid off at virtual world Second Life this month </li></ul><ul><li>3.75m – social media updates posted by artists using online service ArtistData </li></ul><ul><li>$32bn – How much the mobiile apps market will be worth in 2015, according to Juniper Research </li></ul><ul><li>2m – Number of ticket applications to Apple’s iTunes Festival in London </li></ul><ul><li>60k – Number of tickets available for the festival </li></ul><ul><li>70% - rise in royalties from Michael Jackson’s back catalogue according to PRS for Music </li></ul><ul><li>1m – number of downloads every week of Shazam’s mobile apps </li></ul>
  26. 26. And Some Other Things... <ul><li>$136.38 – average amount people spend on products by brands they’ve ‘Liked’ on Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>4.2m – views of YouTube videos by ‘Applegirl002’, who covered songs using iPhones and got a record deal </li></ul><ul><li>$150k – amount demanded in damages per infringed song by publishers in their lawsuit against LimeWire </li></ul><ul><li>1,400 – number of EMI songs being offered for free online, according to Michael Robertson </li></ul><ul><li>250m – number of music streams notched up by US startup Muziic </li></ul><ul><li>56% - proportion of mobile developers who only make apps for iPhone (Millennial Media) </li></ul><ul><li>2.2m – Number of downloads racked up by augmented reality app Layar </li></ul><ul><li>160k – Number of Android smartphones being sold every day </li></ul><ul><li>3.5m – Number of downloads racked up by Vuvuzela 2010 app </li></ul>
  27. 27. Come to our Cloud Music event! <ul><li>It’s on Wednesday 14 July in London </li></ul><ul><li>Tickets are under £75 </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll have industry experts debating cloud music business models, legal hurdles and consumer attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>There will be drinks and nibbles </li></ul><ul><li>More info: </li></ul>
  28. 28. Cheers! <ul><li>For a free two-week trial of our Bulletin and Report service, click here </li></ul><ul><li>For information on our consulting and strategy services, click here </li></ul><ul><li>To contact our editorial team, email </li></ul>