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App Annie 2016 report: Mobile driving revenue for streaming’s old guard

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Mobile analytics specialist App Annie has published its 2016 Retrospective. The report tracked another year of growth for the app industry, growth in worldwide downloads and time spent in app. Many other reports last year pointed to mobile as a key source of listeners for streaming music services, but this retrospective revealed that it can also be a big revenue driver.

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MusicWatch time spent listening data sees Pandora in the lead for 2016

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MusicWatch sent RAIN News a pre-release note with results of its 2016 'Music Streaming Wars' study, and found that Pandora was had the largest share of weekly music listening at 28%. YouTube took second place with a 27% share. Both of those figures include the audio companies’ free and paid tiers.

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Infinite Dial date is announced: March 9

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Edison Research and Triton Digital, co-producers of The Infinite Dial, have announced the date of this year's webinar release: It is March 9 at 2:00pm EST. The broad and detailed survey of American listening behavior has been conducted annually since 1998, producing long-running trend indicators, and is widely considered to be an authoritative snapshot of how and where Americans listen to audio.

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Nielsen 2016 report: “Music consumption is at an all-time high”

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"Music consumption is at an all-time high," according to Nielsen Music's 2016 U.S. Year-End Report. The analysis reveals that 2016 was another year with strong streaming growth and some compelling trends for albums. The entire music industry posted a 3.1% increase in overall volume, with total album consumption reaching 560.7 million units.

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Spotify/GroupM survey evaluates streaming audio advertising

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Spotify and GroupM, which struck an alliance in November, have executed a study (Streaming State of Mind) into streaming media consumption, listener demographics, mobile listening, and ad spend. Part of Spotify's effort to evangelize streaming audio to advertisers, this deep and expansive survey delivers interesting insights.

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Who likes Spotify better, Democratic men or women? And loads more detail in new survey

A new study from survey company Morning Consult, best known for its political opinion work, concentrates on audio platform preferences of American adults. The study questioned 2,000 respondents about their use of Spotify, Pandora, AM/FM, purchased music (CDs, downloads) iHeartRadio, Amazon Prime, Tidal, Apple Music, and Google Play.

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