This year, Pandora will have 75.9 million users in the US, compared with 58.4 million for Spotify. However, eMarketer expects Pandora’s user base in the US will decline slightly throughout the forecast period, while Spotify will see double-digit growth this year and next.
Streaming was the driver of increased music consumption again last year as in 2016, representing 54% of consumption in 2017. The number on-demand audio and video music streams grew by 43% to 618 billion.
This infgraphic from illustrates and examines the resurgence of vinyl records. Following this infographic, you’ll find a documentary of the phonograph.
More Americans discover music by listening to AM/FM radio than by any other means. In fact, more Americans are finding music through various radio sources than did last year, with online sources not surprisingly growing in influence.
This video shows where a pianist looks when playing, as recorded by Tobii Pro Glasses 2 eyetracking software.
Apple is the top platform for US adults who pay for music content online, ahead of others such as Pandora and Spotify.
The number of audio streams has surpassed the number of video streams for the first time in the US music industry.
This chart illustrates the results of an experiment by a group of Cornell PhDs who created a test to see how different music types affected the collaborative behavior of different groups of people.
Some 34.3% of US recorded music revenues came from streaming services in 2015, reports the RIAA, up from 27% in 2014.
Edison Research has released its latest annual Infinite Dial report that surveys the audio consumption habits of Americans 12 years and older. Edison has been conducting this research since 1998.