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Larry Rosin: Rise of Smart Audio

by Larry Rosin

Guest columnist Larry Rosin announces a new research project: The Smart Audio Report from NPR and Edison Research, which will debut at the RAIN Podcast Business Summit next week, June 21 at the AXA Auditorium in Manhattan. The half-day 9am-1pm event will feature Edison Research VP Tom Webster presenting never-before-seen survey data and video. Continue Reading

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Share of Ear: 18-24s Cross the Threshold

by Larry Rosin

The combination of sample size and tracking in the Share of Ear surveys, produced by Edison Research, show changes in audio consumption as they happen. In this guest column originally published on his Infinite Dial blog, Edison President Larry Rosin notes a milestone: young Millennials have crossed a meaningful threshold, now spending more time with streaming than with AM/FM radio. Continue Reading

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Larry Rosin: The Little Machines that Built Pandora

by Larry Rosin

Our Infinite Dial studies have been tracking usage of online radio since 1998, and we have asked about ‘monthly usage’ since 2000. In a recent meeting I made the comment that if one superimposes the graph showing growth of smartphone ownership over the monthly online radio usage one can see a strong correlation. Continue Reading

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Larry Rosin: Room for Tidal? What’s one more online audio brand?

by Larry Rosin

In The Infinite Dial 2015 Edison Research tested consumer awareness of 17 different streaming audio brands. Tidal wasn’t among them, but the re-launched service is in the news now. Is there room for a newcomer in the crowded music-service field? Continue Reading