Last Sunday’s Grammy Awards telecast showcased some of the biggest artists, albums and songs of the year. And while all the nominees saw some degree of sales and streaming increases, the real beneficiaries were the performers—regardless of whether or not they won.
The Super Bowl remains the most-watched broadcast on U.S. television—and not just because of the on-field action. Not only do people tune in for the ads, but the event draws increasing audiences for the halftime show, effectively making the halftime musical performance the biggest concert of the...
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.
The recent passing of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen highlights the impact that the passing of an artist can have on music sales and streaming. Canadian fans paid tribute to Cohen not only by consuming music from across his catalogue, but by engaging with music from related artists’ repertoires...
Holiday music has proven to be a huge success across the country’s radio airwaves. Over the last several years, the number of radio stations that swap out their regular formats during the holiday season has been rising, with some stations making the switch as early as Halloween. So which markets...
As new technologies transform almost every aspect of music, a counter-intuitive trend has emerged: The live event, a decidedly traditional format, is re-gaining importance.
These days, country music is one of the most popular radio formats in many parts of the U.S. We looked at country music—from the crossover appeal of its talent to the fans themselves—and found some unique numbers.
While the two primary presidential candidates in the U.S. are focused on issues like national security and job creation, there may be another way to forge an emotional connection with undecided and independent voters in key swing states: music.
As we move further into the digital age, it should come as no surprise that our usage of mobile devices has become ubiquitous. As content consumption continues to evolve, it’s essential to look at the reach various devices have, how often consumers are using them and how long they’re doing so.
While total listening figures are roughly the same as last year, how we access and engage with music is changing.