Insights

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.

Taking Stock of Sports Radio Listening, Millennial Music Tastes and More

With the release of the November audience trends, Sports radio stations are seeing the annual upswing that happens each year when football moves back to the top of the fandom food chain and the major league baseball season concludes with a thrilling month of playoffs. Since June, the audience...

What Don’t You Know About Holiday Music?

When holiday programming hits the radio dial, things change. Between Thanksgiving and the New Year, when holiday stations see their largest spikes in audience, the mere presence of all-Christmas Adult Contemporary stations affect the radio habits for many other formats, too.

News Radio Reach Surges During September Hurricanes

It’s not unusual to see spikes in News/Talk listening in the fall. In addition to being ripe for worsening weather, News/Talk radio audiences always grow in the lead up to U.S. presidential elections, as we’ve seen in recent cycles.