Insights

Music 360 Canada Report 2017

93% of Canadians listen to music, up from 89% a year ago. This rise may be explained by the continuing move toward mobile consumption—over half the Canadian population are now listening to music via smartphone in a typical week. Listening on tablet devices has also increased, and is up to 30% for...

Commercial Trends in Sports 2017

With global sponsorship spend forecast to reach over $62 billion in 2017 and global media rights spend expected to hit $45 billion, the top-line metrics remain positive. This report detail what we regard as the 10 major commercial trends in sports.

2016 Canada Music Year-End Report

Music consumption is at an all-time high. Overall volume is up 3% over 2016, fueled by a 76% increase in on-demand audio streams, enough to offset declines in sales and return a positive year for the business.

2016 World Sports Review

Global sport's top-line metrics, notably global sponsorship and media rights spend, continued to point in the right direction in 2016 but it was also a year of rapid change across the industry.

Paralympics and Para-Sports

Nielsen Sports' latest report examines not only the rising interest in para-sports and the Paralympics, its growing status as a media product and how the Games already works for partners, but also notes the opportunity it provides to change attitudes – and, critically, what that might mean for...

2016 Canada Music Mid-Year Report

In the first six months of 2016, total music consumption in Canada grew more than 7% on a year-over-year basis, streaming volume continues to grow, but total album sales were down almost 20%.

Nielsen Music 360 Canada Report

Music listening in Canada remains as popular as it ever has been, driven by new music services and great new music by home-grown superstar artists. What continues to change, however, is how fans are accessing and engaging with music.

Video on Demand

Nearly two-thirds of global respondents (65%) in a Nielsen online survey in 61 countries say they watch some form of VOD programming, which includes long- and short-form content.

2015 Canada Music Year-End Report

Aside from the excitement about Adele’s “25” at year-end, on-demand audio and video streaming continued to gain in popularity in 2015, posting growth rates of 83% and 102%, respectively. Vinyl also posted its 10th consecutive year of sales growth.