50% of cell owners download apps to their phones; 48% listen to music services; video calling has tripled since 2011; texting remains a popular activity
Cultural organizations like theater companies, orchestras, and art museums are using the internet, social media, and mobile apps to draw in and engage audiences, provide deeper context, and disseminate their work beyond the stage and the gallery
About two-thirds of social networkers in 20 countries say they use the sites to share views about music and movies.
Nearly two thirds of internet users have paid to download or access some kind of online content, ranging from music to games to news articles.
65% of internet users have paid to access or download some kind of digital content. Music and software are the most common kinds of content purchased.
As the digital world has expanded far beyond the desktop, consumers can now choose from an array of devices capable of satisfying their need for â€œanytime, anywhereâ€ access to news, information, friends and entertainment.
Most people still listen to news, talk and music for at least a little while every week, and they do most of this listening through traditional broadcast, or “terrestrial,” radio. This is where the audience is largest. Yet this is where the profit and revenue are under the most pressure. Many stations have left the air and some owners of multiple stations have entered bankruptcy.
Free versus pay? When it comes to music, bloggers last week strongly championed free. On Twitter, strong views over privacy issues surfaced when Google released its new social networking feature, Google Buzz. And a conversation between Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly attracted over a million views on YouTube.
In the decade since Napster's launch, selling recorded music has become as much of an art as making the music itself.
The Future of Music Coalition's Policy Day brings together musicians, techies, policymakers and advocates to discuss the changing music and technology policy landscape.