3 mn read Listening to podcasts has become a part of the daily routine for Americans on their way to work, while they exercise, clean their house, or simply as they relax before bed. As of 2021, there are over two million active podcasts and more than 48 million podcast episodes available.
4 mn read In the short period of time that TikTok has been around, it has greatly impacted the music business. During a time when live concerts are not a safe option, TikTok has boosted the careers of upcoming artists seeking connection and an audience to hear their music. Due to 60 second viral dance challenges and singing trends, new music circulates on the platform daily and increases visibility of new artists by promoting their talent.
4 mn read Video game streaming has seen rapid growth over the past several years, both in terms of revenue and user experience. The rise of virtual connections, new console releases and the pandemic pushing for more at-home activities, all resulted in gaming becoming a major source of entertainment.
4 mn read As flights around the world were canceled and plane tickets postponed during the pandemic lockdown, travel bloggers were lost at home without access to travel. Many digital creators in the United States rely on international trips and exclusive hotels they visit in order to promote content. Along with that, more than 32,000 airline workers who depend on travel for income were furloughed as a result of the pandemic.
4 mn read The pandemic has redefined nearly every facet of the suddenly shut-down entertainment industry. As in-person filming could no longer take place in studios, animated movies and TV series spiked in popularity, mainly for the convenience of streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. During the early stages of the pandemic, Netflix announced that it gained 10 million new subscribers when countries ordered residents to stay home and it reached nearly 193 million subscribers worldwide, making it tough for its competitors to keep up. The downside mentioned in the company’s statement said, “We expect the paused productions will lead to a more second half weighted content slate in terms of our big titles, although we anticipate the total number of originals for the full year will still be higher than 2020.”