Subscription Music Services Have Killed US Music Video Streaming Growth

This past week, I came across some data from a service called BuzzAngle, which provides something of a unique perspective on the US music market. The service reports total numbers for physical and digital song and album sales and on-demand audio and video streaming. I was struck by a couple of the numbers in its latest report, covering the first half of 2017, and decided to dig a little deeper and chart some of the longer-term trends, which I’m going to share here today.

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Jan Dawson

Jan Dawson is Founder and Chief Analyst at Jackdaw Research, a technology research and consulting firm focused on consumer technology. During his sixteen years as a technology analyst, Jan has covered everything from DSL to LTE, and from policy and regulation to smartphones and tablets. As such, he brings a unique perspective to the consumer technology space, pulling together insights on communications and content services, device hardware and software, and online services to provide big-picture market analysis and strategic advice to his clients. Jan has worked with many of the world’s largest operators, device and infrastructure vendors, online service providers and others to shape their strategies and help them understand the market. Prior to founding Jackdaw, Jan worked at Ovum for a number of years, most recently as Chief Telecoms Analyst, responsible for Ovum’s telecoms research agenda globally.