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


James Cridland’s International Radio Trends: RAJAR breakdown; TuneIn; and Slovenian music quotas

by James Cridland

James Cridland’s International Radio Trends is a column by the Australia-based radio futurologist. THIS WEEK: A breakout of RAJAR radio station data. More on last week’s UK lawsuit against TuneIn. Continue Reading


Steve Goldstein: Consumers Are Drowning in Content

There has never been a better time for content creators. There are a bunch of new streaming TV services rolling out including HBO Max, Apple TV, and Disney +. Each service has enticing new shows popping up on what seems like a daily basis. While it may be the best time for content creators, counterintuitively, it may be the worst time for overwhelmed consumers. So much of the content looks fantastic. And that, it turns out, is a major problem. Continue Reading