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Nielsen 2017 Music Mid-Year Report

03 Nov 2017

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Nielsen Music Mid-Year Report provides definitive figures and charts for the music industry from the first six months of 2017. 

It’s been an action-packed start to the year, with records broken, chart history made and several categories growing quickly.  Lady Gaga headlined the Super Bowl and saw a spike in sales, Drake shattered streaming records, and Future hit number one with two different albums in successive weeks.

A significant streaming milestone was also reached in March, when weekly on-demand audio streaming surpassed seven billion.

For the first six months of the year, there have been 184.3 billion on-demand audio streams – a 62% increase over the same period in 2016.

The year to date has not been without sadness: we’ve bid farewell to some music greats including Chuck Berry, Chris Cornell and
Gregg Allman.

The connection these artists made with fans, however, lives on.  In fact, across the industry, we’re seeing artists strengthening connections with fans, through innovative use of social, TV appearances and live performances.  This is opening up major opportunities for brands to make connections, too.

Publ. July 2017