Insights

U.S. Music Mid-Year Report 2018

On-demand song streaming activity is reaching new milestones, with volume surpassing 400 billion, which is offsetting declines in album and track sales. On-demand audio streaming volume is up 45%, having already exceeded 268 billion so far in 2018, and on-demand video streaming volume is up 35%...

A New Record for Record Store Day

Record Store Day marked its 11th year on Saturday, April 21, and retailers sold 733,000 LPs during the week (April 20-26), an all-time high for Record Store Day week, according to Nielsen Music sales data. Music fans bought 580,000 vinyl LPs.

Radio Formats with Mass Appeal Are on the Rise in Q1

Radio reaches nearly everyone in America, and the results of Nielsen's March portable people meter (PPM) ratings show several formats that have mass appeal saw rises in listener share during the first quarter of the year.

State of the Media: Audio Today 2018

AM/FM radio is the blue blazer of the media universe. Who would have believed 100 years after its debut AM/FM radio would continue to top the charts as the medium that reaches more consumers each week than any other.

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.