Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:
Millennials, social media, and big data: A conversation about those three topics sounds like a marketer’s idea of heaven, but they’re also the subject of the latest Upward Spiral podcast. It features an interview with Liv Bulli, data journalist for Next Big Sound. They covered how all those hot-button topics are playing into the current music environment. Hypebot has the transcript here.
Indie labels’ snapshot of digital music: The Guardian published a round-up of the big takeaways from AIM Music Connected, a summit of independent music labels. There was a heavy digital focus, with discussions of everything from streaming’s freemium business model to using new social media tools to ongoing caution about YouTube.
Online radio listening by age: We at RAIN News love a good infographic, and this one covers online radio listening by age. It’s based on data from Audiencenet, which is now collaborating with the Music Business Association for a series on audio consumption habits in the U.S.