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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. Futuresource’s recent Audio Collaborative on the 4th and 5th November included an esteemed panel session exploring the Future of Radio – an overview of whic ...

The Changing Gaming Landscape and the New Opportunity for Music Licensing

Gaming continues to capture consumer attention around the globe, achieving revenues of close to $200 billion across software, hardware and accessories in 2019, and accelerating the prospects for music in gaming. As a result, Futuresource Consulting was invited to present to CISAC’s Media Technical Committee last month and talk about the opportuniti ...

Audio Collaborative 2020 - Radio as an Evergreen Content Genre

Focusing on the positives during what has certainly been a challenging time to date, Audio Collaborative will offer a range of thought-provoking panels and presentations discussing the future of audio, outlining the many opportunities in this space. Taking place 14:00 – 18:00 GMT on the 4th and 5th November, the two-day exclusive event will promis ...

Audio Collaborative 2020 - Who Will Win the Share of Ear?

Focusing on the positives during what has certainly been a challenging time to date, Audio Collaborative will offer a range of thought-provoking panels and presentations discussing the future of audio, outlining the many opportunities in this space. Taking place 14:00 – 18:00 GMT on the 4th and 5th November, the two-day exclusive event will promis ...

Audio Collaborative 2020 - The Next Decade of Audio Technology

Focusing on the positives during what has certainly been a challenging time to date, Audio Collaborative will offer a range of thought-provoking panels and presentations discussing the future of audio, outlining the many opportunities in this space. Taking place 14:00 – 18:00 GMT on the 4th and 5th November, the two-day exclusive event will promis ...

Audio Collaborative 2020 - The Accelerated Growth of Live Streaming

Focusing on the positives during what has certainly been a challenging time to date, Audio Collaborative will offer a range of thought-provoking panels and presentations discussing the future of audio, outlining the many opportunities in this space. Taking place 14:00 – 18:00 GMT on the 4th and 5th November, the two-day exclusive event will promis ...

What the Rise of Active Noise Cancelling Means for the Headphones Industry

Active noise cancelling (ANC) headphones has been moving into the foreground over the last few years, advancing from 7% of volumes in 2018 to 9% last year. It is expected to capture as much as 20% of the market in 2020. Luke Pearce, Headphones Analyst at Futuresource Consulting, explores the rise of ANC and what it means for the future of the headp ...

Prime Time for Prime Day, as COVID-19 Gives Online Retailers a Clear Run at Q4

With Amazon’s Prime Day taking place across the 13th and 14th of October against the backdrop of a traditional retail landscape struggling as a result of Covid-19, it is clear that 2020 will go on record as the year that the digital revolution made tremendous strides through the consumer psyche. Online retail channels are expected to see record hig ...

Apple Finally Brings 5G to its Flagships, but the iPhone 12 Remains Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary, with Limited Consumer Applications for 5G Remaining

Apple’s October event finally saw the vendor release its much-anticipated 5G range of handsets, with the company opting to bring 5G to its entire iPhone 12 portfolio in a bid to launch themselves into the next generation of smartphone devices. While several of Apple’s rivals have already released first and, in some cases, second generation 5G hands ...

Ninja's Return to Twitch - Key Takeaways

As announced earlier this month, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, the most popular gaming influencer in the world, has returned to his fanbase on Twitch. As part of a multi-year exclusive streaming rights deal, Ninja will be returning to the platform following his marked presence on Microsoft’s proprietary streaming platform ‘Mixer’. Ninja’s Mixer tenure was ...

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