The Mid-Year Music Report: Audio Consumption Growth Slows

The music industry experienced a strong start to 2020, with audio streaming growing through early March — up 20% over the same period in 2019. That's one of the key takeaways from the just-released Nielsen Music/MRC Data 2020 Mid-Year Report, which also finds that, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, audio consumption is up by just a trickle.
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The U.S. Population: 2020

As the world rang in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau projected the nation's population total. As of January 1, 2020, the total number of people living in the United States rose by 0.61% from exactly one year ago. Since Census Day 2010, the population has grown by 7%.

Linear TV Market: A ‘Moderate’ Decline in Ad Demand

The linear television market, on a two-year compound average growth rate (CAGR) basis, was down 1.5% for the whole of the 2018-19 season on an average weekly ad spend metric. Standard Media Index calls this a moderate decline in advertiser demand, and it fails to keep pace with "much larger supply losses" — a.k.a. TV viewing. When combined, advertiser CPMs are up.

Radio’s Big Consumption Calling Card, Noted By Nielsen

As the streaming wars heat up, the audience measurement and consumer data giant Nielsen notes that it's important to be mindful of just how much time consumers are spending with different media options ... such as radio. New data gives good ol' AM and FM a positive report card.

How Many Social Media Platforms Do Your Consumers Use?

Research conducted by GoodFirms on social media usage paints a most interesting picture of how much time people spend using a varied range of social media platforms in a given day. A majority of Americans use a handful of platforms on a daily basis.

Gains for vMVPDs Can’t Take Sting Out Off Cable ‘Defections’

U.S. multichannel "defections" ballooned in the third quarter, amplified by tighter promotions at a time when consumers need little additional motivation to seek over-the-top alternatives. That's according to S&P Global Market Intelligence's Kagan group.

Ethnic Marketing: Still Sorely Lacking In Marketing Biz

How diverse is your media organization ... or your best clients? "There has been little headway made in improving ethnic diversity," a new report from the ANA's Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing (AIMM) states.

BMI’s Fiscal Year Is Over. Radio, TV Weren’t The Top Revenue Source

It was a record-breaking revenue year for BMI, which just concluded fiscal 2019. But, don't mistakenly believe the surge in dollars came from radio or from television. BMI's growth is largely thanks to cable and satellite services -- and digital audio services, too.

Borrell: Advertisers View Digital No Better Than TV Spots

Media research firm Borrell has kicked off its summer 2019 "Chart of the Week" series. In its first at-a-glance chart of interest to broadcast media is a peek at how digital video advertising compares with TV. The big takeaway? Brief, no-clutter video ads work as well as traditional spots.

Summertime Video Trends, Courtesy Of VAB

Broadcast television's ad-focused industry association, the VAB, recently released an analysis of how people stay connected to ad-supported video across devices and in cinemas throughout the summer months. We reviewed the report and took note of some of its key takeaways.

This U.S. State Is The Only One Getting Younger

The USA as a whole is graying. The median age of the nation rose by one full year between 2010 and 2018. But, the pace of this aging is different across race and ethnicity groups, newly released 2018 Population Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show. What does this mean for broadcast radio and television?

Fresh Insights On Hispanic Consumer Growth

The third report in Claritas' New American Mainstream series is now out for marketers and media industry C-Suiters. The Hispanic American Market Report offers marketers unique insights into how to appeal to Latino consumers, one of the nation’s fastest-growing multicultural subsets.

OTA TV Viewing: Found In Nearly 1 in 4 Broadband Homes

If you think we're in the midst of an "audio renaissance," could broadcast TV's big comeback be unfolding, too?New research from Parks Associates suggests that may be the case, given the percentage of U.S. broadband households that use a digital antenna to watch over-the-air broadcasts.

‘Thousands Of New Advertisers’ Are Using TV

Ad intelligence and sales enablement platform MediaRadar has a report that every broadcast TV C-Suiter will want to review. According to its 2018 TV Trends Report (Q1 2018 - Q1 2019), more than 2,000 new advertisers entered the television advertising market.

Netflix Dominance: A SVOD Snapshot

What is the state of subscription video on-demand services in the United States? A look at market share, based on how much demand exists in the market for each service's original content offering, is now available from Parrot Analytics.

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