Spotify HiFi: Why it is a Big Deal and What it Means for the Consumer Audio Market
During its “Stream On” event, Spotify announced that it plans to launch a Hi-Fi streaming plan offering lossless streaming in CD quality later this year in selected markets...
Date Published: 24 Feb 2021
How the Pandemic has Accelerated Demand for Premium Audio Products
Over recent years, the audio market has witnessed a progressive shift to more premium products. Case in point with headphones and models such as the Apple AirPods Pro, along with the Sony WH-1000XM series...
Date Published: 20 Jan 2021
New Wave of Radio Highlights Continued Appetite for Lean-Back Experiences
With music streaming subscriptions approaching 400 million worldwide in 2020, helped by the ongoing investment in podcasts, it is easy to overlook the continued significance of radio worldwide.
Date Published: 19 Nov 2020
The Five Remaining Obstacles to High-Res Audio Adoption
High resolution audio, despite having been around for over fifteen years, is now closer than ever to achieving mainstream adoption.
Date Published: 25 Aug 2020
Are Podcasts Set to Cannibalise Music Consumption?
The events of 2020 to date have certainly influenced our choice of audio content, with the battle for ‘share of ear’ creating multiple options for the working-from-home consumer.
Date Published: 14 Aug 2020
Consumers Demand Better Sound Quality from their Tech
Music and audio technology continue to play central roles in the lives of consumers, with smart and wireless speakers, headphones and soundbars all vying for attention.
How Could COVID-19 Reshape Music Streaming Services' Share of Ear?
Since lockdown, some music streaming services have been reporting a drop in consumption on their platform as a result of new confinement rules to fight COVID-19.
Date Published: 27 Apr 2020
Streaming Music Competition Ramping Up, as Coronavirus Lockdown Alters Consumption Habits
Streaming subscriptions remain the number one growth driver in the global music market, accounting for more than 70% of spend on music last year.
Date Published: 08 Apr 2020
Key Audio Trends to Expect in 2020
The world of audio is in ascendance, with renewed consumer interest and a groundswell of technological innovation from couch to car.
Date Published: 13 Nov 2019
Is Hi-Res Audio Coming of Age?
Hi-Res audio streaming is not a new phenomenon and, despite a steady increase of the number of products allowing its playback, it has remained a niche format, mainly reserved to audiophiles.
Date Published: 20 Sep 2019