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The Infinite Dial study will now have a report focused on Canada’s digital media trends

Triton Digital and Edison Research announced that they will expand their Infinite Dial study to cover Canada. The research will offer a comprehensive view of Canadian digital media consumption, covering topics including digital audio, podcasts, and smart speakers. The inaugural Infinite Dial Canada study results will be unveiled on April 4. 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

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Internet Radio Rewind #034: Audience profiles for podcasting and radio

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THIS WEEK: A radio star moves into podcasting; a profile of the podcast audience; snapshot of radio listening from Nielsen; Pandora’s micro-subscription plan; Apple CarPlay throttles up. Continue Reading

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Editor’s Notebook: What the “FM rules the car” meme should mean to radio

The number of “FM Still Rules the Car” headlines this week signifies a thought trend. The headlines have been induced by two new studies — one by Ipsos, and yesterday’s the Infinie Dial 2015 release by Edison Research. How should broadcast radio be thinking of this? Continue Reading

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INFINITE DIAL 2015: Streaming goes wide, YouTube is mainstream, podcasting grows

The 2015 edition of The Infinite Dial was unveiled today in a webinar hosted by survey producers Edison Research and Triton Digital. In its 23rd edition, The Infinite Dial is one of the most significant and respected research projects in the streaming audio industry. The results illuminated the online radio audience, music discovery, podcasting, device ownership, and in-car listening. Continue Reading