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Nielsen: 28% of Americans spending more time with radio in the coronavirus outbreak

Nielsen is the latest research company to share its insights on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on audio. It shared a positive outlook for radio from an online survey of 1,000 U.S. adults between March 20-22. While more than half (55%) U.S. listeners have not changed their radio habits, 28% said they are tuning in more as a result of the outbreak. Continue Reading

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Spotify adds artist fundraiser links, ends outside DJ support, and may arrive in Korea

Spotify had several newsworthy moments this week. Here’s the latest from the streaming service. The company has created a new option for listeners to directly support artists who are losing gigs and revenue to the coronavirus pandemic. Algoriddim, the maker of popular app Djay, announced that Spotify was revoking access to the program and its compatriots. And new reports that a Korean launch is near. Continue Reading

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Edison Research: Streaming inches up in share of AM/FM radio listening

Edison Research released a graphic from its Share of Ear survey. The most recent update of the report is about streaming’s share of Americans’ AM/FM radio listening. “If the radio industry is ever going to really ‘turn the corner’ on digital listening, this may need to be the crisis that makes it happen,” Edison President Larry Rosin observed. Continue Reading