Insights

2016 Canada Music Year-End Report

Music consumption is at an all-time high. Overall volume is up 3% over 2016, fueled by a 76% increase in on-demand audio streams, enough to offset declines in sales and return a positive year for the business.

Losing A Legend: How Leonard Cohen Fans Pay Tribute

The recent passing of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen highlights the impact that the passing of an artist can have on music sales and streaming. Canadian fans paid tribute to Cohen not only by consuming music from across his catalogue, but by engaging with music from related artists’ repertoires...

Driving Social Change and Awareness Through Para-Sports

In addition to representing their countries and competing for medals, para-sports athletes participating in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games this month will be challenging stereotypes, increasing inclusion and breaking down social barriers—something these competitors have been doing since the first...

Paralympics and Para-Sports

Nielsen Sports' latest report examines not only the rising interest in para-sports and the Paralympics, its growing status as a media product and how the Games already works for partners, but also notes the opportunity it provides to change attitudes – and, critically, what that might mean for...

Getting the Mix (and Audience) Right in Canada's Digital Ad Realm

Marketers want to know who their digital advertising reaches, no matter what screen it appears on or who sees it. That’s the clear message from recent Nielsen research about Canadian on-target rate data—an increasingly relevant metric as marketers increase their digital ad spend.

Nielsen Music 360 Canada Report

Music listening in Canada remains as popular as it ever has been, driven by new music services and great new music by home-grown superstar artists. What continues to change, however, is how fans are accessing and engaging with music.