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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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Pandora launches wide release of new “Muted Video” and display ad formats

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Pandora is announcing today the wide release of its two newest ad formats: Muted Video and Responsive Mobile Display, after six months of testing with a handful of launch advertisers. Test partners included Denny's, Google, Express, and the Lexus Dealers Association. The beta period enabled Pandora to develop usage metrics.

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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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