Last year, revenues from streaming music services grew 39% to hit $1.4 billion.
Average monthly hours listening to online music is expected to reach 6.70 billion in 2016, up from 4.22 billion in 2014.
eMarketer estimates there will be 159.8 million digital radio listeners in 2014, and that figure will grow to 183.4 million in 2018.
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.
This infographic from Sol Republic illustrates how we discover and enjoy music in the age of social media.
Of the streaming services used by US music listeners, Pandora’s free service dominated, in use by 39% of respondents.
AM/FM radio is still the primary method for music listening, cited by 24% of respondents.
Forty percent of tablet owners report they use it to listen to music, while 56 percent of smart phone users say they use it for music listening.
This infographic from Denon looks at history of the headphones and how they’ve been used over the years.
This infographic from OnlineCollege.org makes the argument that music makes you smarter. And who can disagree, really?