On-demand streaming continues to super-charge the U.S. music industry, as there were more than 507 billion on-demand streams in the first half of 2019. This exciting milestone was led by singles and albums by Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Halsey Khalid, BTS, LIl Nas X and Bad Bunny.
The original electronic media, radio continues to reach more Americans than any other platform measured by Nielsen. Among adults 18+, radio reaches 92% of U.S. adults every week.
The most recent holiday season has likely faded from our memories as the turn of the calendar into the New Year changes our focus. But when it comes to radio listening, the 2018 holiday season turned out to be yet another record breaker for Adult Contemporary stations broadcasting the...
The music industry experienced significant overall growth in 2018, with total album equivalent audio consumption in the U.S. up 23% over 2017, driven by a 49% increase in on-demand audio song streams compared to last year.
Music is the universal language of the U.S. population. Nielsen’s 2018 Music 360 report is a powerful source of consumer behaviors and attitudes, filled with a comprehensive range of self-reported data to help you deeply understand today’s music consumer.
Of the U.S. homes that have a smart speaker, four out of 10 have more than one device in the household. Furthermore, 62% of smart speaker owners first started using the device within the last six months.
Music has long been a cultural connector for Latinx* consumers across all ages. This proclivity for music, combined with a preference for everything digital, has made music an important online activity—both personal and social—for Latinx consumers.
The proliferation of technology, devices and content over time has also allowed media to reach more of us each week than ever before. When comparing which platforms reach the most Americans today, legacy platforms lead the way, with radio and TV topping the list, followed by smartphones.
U.S. audiences have never had as many options to access content as they do these days. In short, consumers in the U.S. seem like they can’t get enough of content and the possibilities for marketers to reach them, while fragmented, is an opportunity that is just too good to pass on.
The medium of podcasting continues to evolve as it engages and entertains growing audiences. Nielsen’s Fanlinks Survey asks households to rate their interest in overall podcasting as well as various genres of podcasts.