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Share of Audio survey: Live radio still tops Aussie listening, podcasting almost doubles

Live radio is still the leading audio format in Australia, but its dominance has declined slightly from last year. That’s a key finding from the fourth annual GfK Share of Audio survey from Commercial Radio Australia, which tracks listening habits and trends for Australian audiences. The survey found that live radio is responsible for a 61.3% share of all audio listening. Continue Reading

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ABC survey: Smartphones dominate Australia’s highly engaged podcast audience

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation released results from its fourth annual podcast survey. The project included more than 2,800 participants, with about 2,500 who identified as podcast listeners. Among the podcast listening cohort, weekly listening trends revealed high rates of engagement with the audio format. Continue Reading

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New surveys find younger listeners driving podcast downloads in Australia, New Zealand

Research company Roy Morgan has released new insights about the growth of podcasting in Australia and New Zealand. According to its most recent survey, more than 1.6 million Australias now download podcasts in an average four-week period. The company also shared insights from surveys of listening in New Zealand. Continue Reading

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Infinite Dial Australia: Growth for podcasts and smart speakers in 2019

Edison Research has shared the results of its latest investigation into audio trends down under. The Infinite Dial Australia 2019 is the third edition of the report for this market. The report highlighted growth in podcasting and smart speakers for Australia, plus detailed some notable differences from the most recent U.S. data. Continue Reading

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Report: Live radio tops Australia’s Share of Audio, but streaming is posting growth

Commercial Radio Australia and GfK have released their Share of Audio 2018 report, covering insights into different types of audio consumption. The report shares data from audio diaries of Australian listeners, with statistics for radio, podcasts, and streaming audio. The streaming figures include the free and paid tiers for Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Tidal, Deezer, Google Play Music, Amazon Music, Soundcloud, and more. Continue Reading

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Australian radio industry launches new podcast working group

Commercial Radio Australia has announced plans to form a podcast working group intended to help grow podcasting in the region. The group will help lead development of podcasting, as well as providing related advice to the radio industry about consumer promotion, audience measurement and reporting, market research, and education. Continue Reading