48% of Americans say they discover music most often through the radio, while just 10% find new music most often through friends and relatives, and 7% through YouTube.
While online and mobile music revenues are expected to show strong growth rates in both the US and globally this year, physical music sales are projected to be down by 9% in the US, and 12% globally.
On average, tablet gamers downloaded 22 games over the past year, and 46% listened to music on their phone.
On average, tablet gamers downloaded 22 games over the past year; 51% listened to music.
Internet radio use is on the rise, reaching 42% of US broadband households, and this has translated to higher effectiveness for advertisers.
Radio doesn’t just provide its listeners with emotional drivers, it also serves as a primary place for them to find out about new music and artists.
The media spend associated with US internet radio and on-demand streaming services amounted to $293.7 million in 2011, according to AccuStream Research.
Trade publication Billboard recently updated its weekly Hot 100 song chart to include data from Spotify, Slacker, Rhapsody, Cricket/Muve, Rdio and MOG.
76% of respondents said that Spotify had “good” or “excellent” design with 81% reporting an overall favorable impression of the site, and three-quarters agreeing that navigation was good.