A slight majority of Americans’ spending on music goes to live events.
The debate about whether or not Spotify is a threat to Pandora continues, but recent research suggests the latter still has a large lead.
Among American adults who use audio players in the car, two-thirds first turn on the AM/FM radio when listening to music.
Spotify’s audience skews much younger than Pandora’s. nearly two-thirds of US Spotify users were between the ages of 13 and 29, with 18- to 24-year-olds accounting for the largest share.
US teen internet users said they found something else to listen to and waited for the original music to be available for streaming.
Among core radio listeners interested in finding out about new music and artists, AM/FM radio (on any device) is easily the top single option, for roughly 51% of respondents.
The 16-to-20-year-old age group streams the most music content.
49% of teens and college-age consumers reported spending zero dollars per month on music.