With more than 16 million tracks, Bloom.fm is a beautifully crafted iOS app that manages to combine Internet radio, on-demand streaming and local music playback into a single coherent experience.
Forty percent of Millennials said they have listened to radio online in the past 30 days, while 33 percent of Gen Xers listened online and 23 percent of Boomers did so. Podcasts are lagging a bit in popularity, as only seven percent of Gen Xers have listened to one in the past 30 days, followed by six percent of millennials and five percent of boomers.
Remember Turntable.FM? It would be understandable if you didn’t. What became the hottest new digital music happening since the OG original Napster quickly faded away a little over a year ago. For those that missed the party: Turntable FM was an unbelievable cocktail of streaming music service, social media and video games, all rolled in one.
Seven of 20 streaming networks measured by Triton Digital posted double-digit listening gains in October compared to one month earlier. All of them are broadcast radio entities that distribute their streams on either iHeartRadio, TuneIn or both services. A total of 14 webcasters grew their audiences, five were down and one was new to the list.
The following statement is attributable to Michael Petricone, senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), following the hearing on the Internet Radio Fairness Act:
You never expect to teach an old-school media company some new-media tricks, but that’s what appears to be happening with CC Media Holdings’ Clear Channel Radio.
Ch-ch-ch-changes: Market research firm NPD Group is out with new research this week indicating that a milestone of music will soon be upon us: The percentage of Americans who listen to music on the Internet — on services like Pandora, Spotify, YouTube and Rhapsody — is closing in on the percentage of Americans who listen to music on traditional platforms like FM/AM radio and the compact disc, NPD found.
Internet Radio and On-Demand Music Services Rise, Putting Pressure on Traditional Forms of Music Listening
According to The NPD Group, a leading market research company, 50 percent of Internet users (96 million) listened to music on an Internet radio or on-demand music service in the past three months. More than one-third (37 percent) of U.S. Internet users listened to music on Pandora and other Internet radio services, while an equal percentage (36 percent) used an on-demand music service, like YouTube, VEVO, Spotify, MOG, Rhapsody, and Rdio.