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    Amazon Music and Spotify saw subscriber growth for U.S. paid plans

    While some video streaming platforms have been in the news recently for implementing ad-supported tiers or experiencing declining subscriber counts, an analysis based on Bloomberg Second Measure’s alternative dataset shows that as of March 2022, major music streaming subscription services like Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) and Amazon Music continued seeing subscriber growth in the U.S. for … Continued
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    Streaming services see slightly higher customer retention with ad-free plans

    The streaming market has grown increasingly saturated during the pandemic, as TV networks like NBCUniversal and Discovery launched their own streaming platforms to compete with more established streaming services like Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Hulu. At the same time, several streaming services—especially those launched by TV networks—have been experimenting with lower-priced plans that are supported … Continued
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    Spotify’s new Duo plan has the highest customer retention among U.S. paid subscriptions

    Over the past few years, Spotify (NYSE: SPOT) has rolled out new options for its listeners. Most recently, in July 2020, Spotify introduced its Premium Duo plan, which is designed for two-person households and offers two premium accounts for one discounted price. While the Premium Duo plan currently represents only about 2 percent of Spotify’s … Continued
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    Consumers swipe right on online dating subscriptions during the pandemic

    Dating app industry growth has been a hot topic throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as social distancing drove many U.S. consumers to virtual platforms to find love and make new friends. As in-person meetups are resuming, a number of dating apps have also rolled out features to help users filter potential matches by vaccination status. An … Continued
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    Movie theater sales grow amid reopenings

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers turned to streaming services as movie theaters, sports stadiums, concert halls, and other live event venues shut down. The gradual reopenings of brick and mortar businesses has boosted movie theater attendance and sales as the summer blockbuster season gets underway. Additionally, some companies such as AMC Theatres have seen increasing … Continued