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


Pandora launches ad campaign in Australia/New Zealand

Pandora has launched its first local integrated ad campaign for the Australia and New Zealand markets. The ads made their debut across TV, digital, and outdoor in those regions on Saturday. The concept is firsts, with people talking about the musical accompaniments to various milestones, such as first kisses or first jobs. Continue Reading

Australia and New Zealand to reflect streaming figures in singles charts

Streaming just got a little more legitimacy from industry leaders in Australia and New Zealand. Singles charts in both countries announced that they will factor streaming numbers into their calculations. Both the Australian Recording Industry Association and the New Zealand Top 40 said streaming data will help determine the No. 1 songs. Continue Reading