Music Consumer Research
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Vinyl is the hot format today, and it’s not just hipsters spinning discs. Although half of vinyl buyers are younger than 26 years old, 27% of purchasers are Gen X and Baby Boomers. Our Music Acquisition studies can tell you more about who buys.
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We cover the spectrum of fan engagement with music from how it is purchased to where it is listened to, and everything in between.

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It’s not just about research, we provide additional consulting and analytics to address all your questions.

Recent Blog Posts

Gym Playlist
August 22, 2016

For Music Streamers, Playlists Becoming The New Radio

New consumer survey finds that nine out of 10 Spotify and Apple Music users have listened to or created a music-streaming-service playlist, and half of their premium subscribers listen to playlists every time they use the service A new study released by MusicWatch, a company providing consumer research for the music industry. profiled the usage read more »

Record Spinning on Turn Table
July 14, 2016

A Mid-Year Look At Vinyl

The headlines from BuzzAngle’s mid-year music report focused on the growth of on-demand streaming and the carnage surrounding the paid digital download market. Eventually we will turn to everyone’s favorite music topic: Vinyl. BuzzAngle reported a 17% increase in vinyl sales for the first half of 2016, and while not quite the torrid pace of read more »

the-life-of-pablo
February 22, 2016

Bad Company, You Can’t Deny

(With apologies to Paul Rodgers) 57M in US Still Acquiring Unlicensed Music The BBC reported on February 17 that Kanye West’s “Life of Pablo” has already been pirated 500,000 times.  According to the article on The Next Web quoting those statistics, piracy is at historic lows. Respectfully, that is a popular belief, though wholly incorrect. read more »