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Thanks Alexa: “Friends With Benefits”

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Based on the 15th edition of MusicWatch’s Annual Music Survey we were able to estimate that more than 14 million US consumers reported using an Echo device, including Tap and Dot. That’s users, not necessarily buyers. read more »


Pandora Wins Music Streaming Wars (for 2016 anyway)

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Pandora held on to the music streaming crown in 2016 with a 28 percent share of music listening. This gave Pandora a slim lead over YouTube, who came in with a 27 percent share. The statistics are based on monthly consumer surveys that MusicWatch contracts from third party suppliers and are weighted and projected to read more »


Pandora Tops Rapidly Changing US Music Streaming Market

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As the music streaming market reacts to the introduction of Pandora Plus, as well as new on-demand services anticipated from Pandora and Amazon, research shows Pandora with the leading share of weekly music streaming hours in the United States in the second quarter of 2016. Nearly one-third (30 percent) of the time consumers spent streaming read more »


For Music Streamers, Playlists Becoming The New Radio

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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 »