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.
Among American adults who use audio players in the car, two-thirds first turn on the AM/FM radio when listening to music.
The music industry has been using data analytics to discover musicians based on data from the Shazam music discovery app.
Two-thirds of live entertainment seekers said they used mobile to help plan trips to shows at least sometimes, with more than one-quarter saying they always used it.
Live entertainment seekers are turning to their phones to help plan for such events.
The majority of US mobile users surveyed in December 2013 said they listened to mobile music at least sometimes, and around half of that group played songs often.
US internet users were far more likely to purchase music on a computer than on a mobile device, at 50.0% vs. 27.3%.
More than one in five Americans will listen to music on their mobile phones this year.
This infographic from Sol Republic illustrates how we discover and enjoy music in the age of social media.
Preamp.fm recognizes your location, understands what bands and musicians will be playing near you soon, and builds a YouTube playlist of those groups for you.