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Music fans need more choice from streaming platforms, according to new report

The net market could possibly be doubled if adjustments are made

Music followers aren’t being supplied sufficient selection from streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music, a brand new report claims.

Findings from Entertaithenationroarnt Retailers Affiliation claims that on-line music providers are too comparable, giving customers the identical content material with little distinction in pricing.

They counsel that the worth of the streaming market, which is at present at £829m, could possibly be doubled (£1.6bn) by 2023 if music corporations launched “super-premium” packages and catered for older listeners.

Apple Music director Jimmy Iovine

Pedro Sanches, from OC&C who performed the examine, mentioned that “there’s a serious prize at stake”. He went on the say that the “all-you-can-eat” mannequin at present supplied by the most important platforms had “loved monumental success, partly due to its simplicity.”

Nonetheless, he argued that “additional innovation will drive extra progress” for the businesses.

The report additionally highlighted various potential new strikes that might assist push platforms ahead. These included providing unique content material and merchandise as a part of premium subscriptions, whereas catering for audiences exterior of the household and pupil plans at present out there.


This comes after it was revealed that Apple Music now has extra paid subscribers that its predominant competitor, Spotify. A report revealed in February confirmed that Apple Music has 28 million paid members within the US, comparability to Spotify’s 26 million.

Apple Music director Jimmy Iovine shared his ideas on how he thinks music streaming providers are too comparable final yr, arguing that one thing needed to change. The boss hinted at a transfer in the direction of extra exclusives for the corporate.

In April, The Strokes’ frontman Julian Casablancas known as streaming providers “a waste of time” and blamed the advances of streaming expertise for music having “gone so backwards”.

“They’re all simply ripping everybody off,” he mentioned. “You may have your on-line existence, however making an attempt to suck on Spotify’s candy sweetness is only a waste of time for me.

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