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Spotify adds artist fundraiser links, ends outside DJ support, and may arrive in Korea

Spotify had several newsworthy moments this week. Here’s the latest from the streaming service. The company has created a new option for listeners to directly support artists who are losing gigs and revenue to the coronavirus pandemic. Algoriddim, the maker of popular app Djay, announced that Spotify was revoking access to the program and its compatriots. And new reports that a Korean launch is near. Continue Reading

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Audio listening likely disrupted, possibly reduced, by changes in routine

A couple of audio consumption numbers got our attention this morning. They indicate that consumer listening might be shifting in unexpected ways as lifestyle habits are disrupted. The first number: AM/FM radio From Fred Jacobs, promoting the upcoming release of… Continue Reading

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Infinite Dial 2020: Spotify is narrowing the gap with Pandora, and leading for younger listeners

Online audio has long been one of the central topics in the Infinite Dial survey, both in tracking overall consumption and in monitoring brand rivalries in the U.S. Monthly online audio listening in the U.S. reached 68%, or an estimated 192 million, in 2020. While younger generations have often been the drivers of digital uptake, this time the growth happened in older age groups. Continue Reading