2017 U.S. Music Year-End Report

The surge in music streaming continued throughout 2017. Overall consumption of albums, songs and audio on-demand streaming grew 12.5% year over year. A 59% increase in on-demand audio streams offset track and album sales declines.

Holiday Music Drives Gains for Adult Contemporary Stations

Nielsen’s PPM December ratings reveal another strong month for AC radio–the format that most often switches to holiday programming at the end of the year. In fact, this year’s December result represents a high water mark for AC in December dating back to the beginning of comprehensive PPM...