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Edison/NPR report: Spoken word audio reaches 121 million Americans daily, including an active digital audience

Edison Research and NPR have released the results of a new survey into consumption of spoken word audio content. It includes five years of previously unreleased data about audio, including podcasts, news, sports, talk radio, and audiobooks. The Spoken Word Audio Report found that 73% of the U.S. population listened to spoken word audio in the past month. Continue Reading

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Integr8 Research: How Spotify is replacing record stores and influencing radio programming

Integr8 Research has released a series of blog posts highlighting research into the habits of Spotify listeners, and how they relate to trends seen in broadcast radio. The company analyzed the top 200 tracks on the Spotify charts in the U.S. each week from the beginning of 2019 through August 1. Continue Reading

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Survey: A quarter of Germans pay for streaming, smart speaker ownership reaches 14%

Germany has been one of the slower markets to transition to streaming music, and a new study found that the trends toward new technology is continuing to gradually rise. A study conducted by the University of Hamburg for a collection of music industry bodies found that about a quarter of German listeners are paying for a music streaming service. Continue Reading