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CEO Chris Carey travels to Australia to present Media Insight Consulting’s research findings at BIGSOUND


Australian Music Consumer Report 2016-Feature

Media Insight Consulting have partnered with Eventbrite to create The Australian Music Consumer Report 2016, looking into the state of music consumption in Australia. The report shows that more and more Aussies are showing preference for spending their money on live music events rather than recorded music in the form of CDs or digital downloads, with younger Australians aged 16-34 driving the trend.

Chris Carey traveled down to Brisbane to co-present the findings of the research at BIGSOUND alongside Phil Silverstone, General Manager Australia, Eventbrite.

Chris commented:

“Data plays an increasing role in music industry decisions, but often we don’t talk to the consumer. The purpose of this research is to not only understand their behaviours, but the attitudes that drive those behaviours.

“The Australian Music Consumer research highlights a trend seen around the world that people love music but often don’t spend money on it. Tapping in to that passion will drive further growth in the live and recorded music sectors.”

To view the full research and learn more about Australian music consumption, please click here

FastForward to return for a second year in 2017

Following a sold out debut, the innovative conference returns with partners 7digital and Media Insight Consulting. 19 industry speakers are already confirmed with a further 21 to be announced in the coming months. Following on from the success of the inaugural FastForward earlier this year, the international conference – which is aimed at those working…Continue Reading

What if Spotify decided who headlined Glastonbury 2016?

As over 135,000 live music fans ready themselves for the UK’s largest music festival of the year, Media Insight Consulting (MIC) thought it would be interesting to compare the Glastonbury lineup to the ‘Monthly Listeners’ metric on Spotify. MIC compared Glastonbury’s lineup as it appeared on the poster (73 artists) with how artists ranked by…Continue Reading

MIC curated FastForward makes third speaker announcement

Conference for millennial music industry execs releases new speakers, schedule and sponsors Execs from Sony Music, Spotify, Sky Tickets, Communion Music Group and Warner have been confirmed to speak at FastForward – the conference taking place in Amsterdam Feb 4-5 aimed at those working in the music business aged under 35. Topics on the schedule…Continue Reading

CEO Chris Carey talks ‘Adele’ on Today Programme BBC Radio 4

Music Industry Innovation Saves UK Adele Fans £4.2m MIC found the recent removal of 18,000 ‘known or likely touts’ from Adele’s pre-sale ticket release intriguing and went a step further to calculate a monetary value on the saving made for Adele’s fans. Their research was picked up by BBC Radio 4 and Chris was interviewed this morning on the…Continue Reading

FastForward 2016 | Keynotes, Venue and Panels

FastForward – the music business platform created to connect, engage, and inspire ambitious under 35 year-olds – is proud to announce some of the forward-thinking executives who will lead the conversation at the debut conference. The conference, curated by Media Insight Consulting, will take place in Amsterdam on 4 & 5 February 2016. Keynote Speakers:…Continue Reading

MIC launch FastForward

      Conference for millennial music industry execs launches 2016 FastForward to take place in Amsterdam Feb 4-5, sponsored by Music Glue. Media Insight Consulting is launching FastForward, a reasonably priced conference aimed at providing networking and educational opportunities for international music industry execs aged under 35. The vision for the event, held in…Continue Reading

MIC assist CISAC in producing their Global Collection Report 2015

Media Insight Consulting, for the second year running, have assisted CISAC in producing their Global Collections Report. Key trends: Totalling over €7.9 billion, the royalties collected globally by CISAC member societies rose again in 2014 (+ 2.8%) following a stable year in 2013. Music repertoire continued to generate the bulk of collections (87% of the…Continue Reading

Company founder Chris Carey speaks to WeWork Media Insight Consulting have an office in Soho, provided by WeWork, who supply collaborative work spaces. Chris spoke to them a few months back: One thing’s for sure — Chris Carey’s has an extensive background in the music industry, but not in the traditional sense. From analyzing music trends as a senior economist at PRS for…Continue Reading