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June 27, 2016 – Drake Ties Eminem For Most Weeks #1 By A Male Artist Since 2000

Music Biz President James Donio commented on the recent sales figures released by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music: Drake held off another strong challenge this week to notch his eighth consecutive week at #1 with Views, moving another 124,000 album equivalent units of which 70,000 came from SEAs. The album has now tied Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP for most weeks at #1 by a male artist since 2000 and is only the fourth Hip-Hop album of all time to spend that long at the top.... Read More

June 21, 2016 – Millennial Radio Listening Habits Differ By Political Views

Young voters had a big impact in the past two Presidential elections. This time around, the question on everyone’s mind is will they come out in large numbers again? For political strategists pondering the answer to that question, radio is making a case as an important medium to include in the media mix.... Read More

June 20, 2016 – Drake Spends 7 Weeks at #1; Nick Jonas Scores Highest Chart Debut

Music Biz President James Donio commented on the recent sales figures released by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music: Drake continued his reign at the top of the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts this week, moving another 121,000 album equivalent units (including a massive 74,000 streaming equivalent units) of Views. It’s the album’s seventh straight week at #1, the first time a male artist has achieved that feat in 16 years.... Read More

June 16, 2016 – Sounds of Summer 2016: A Snapshot of Music Festival Fans

For music fans, seeing their favorite musicians perform live can be an experience like no other. So it’s no surprise that music festivals—with many artists taking the stage, often over a few days—are gaining popularity, with many of the country’s biggest festivals becoming household names.... Read More

June 14, 2016 – [Infographic] What Music Festivalgoers Are Buying, Posting and Sharing

Summertime is here and more people are getting outdoors, especially for large music festivals. But just because everyone is outside enjoying the weather and music doesn’t mean they’ll be equally receptive to marketing and brand messaging. Concertgoers at three of the largest and most well-known U.S. music festivals—Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza—have distinctly different tastes and spending habits.... Read More

June 6, 2016 – Drake’s ‘Views’ Spends Five Weeks at #1; Moves Additional 152,000 Units

Music Biz President James Donio commented on the recent sales figures released by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music: It’s official! Drake’s Views has now spent five straight weeks at #1 on the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts, tying Michael Bublé’s Christmas for most frames at the top for a male artist since 2011. Views moved another 152,000 album equivalent units this week, impressively with the overwhelming majority coming from streaming equivalent albums (92,000).... Read More

June 6, 2016 – Worldwide Independent Market Report: The Global Economic & Cultural Contribution of Independent Music

For the first time in the history of recorded music, the independent sector has extracted its true market share value based on ownership of copyright as opposed to distribution, which has been the standard, until now. The report also highlights the cultural importance of the independent sector in protecting creativity and innovation.... Read More

June 1, 2016 – Connecting With Radio Changes As Millennials Move Through Stages

Despite falling into one generation, Millennials are not a uniform, homogeneous group with a common set of beliefs, interests and behaviors. Their lives are in rapid transition: They’re joining the workforce, moving into their own homes and starting families. And these changes influence their media consumption habits, including how and when they listen to the radio.... Read More

May 26, 2016 – CMA Reports That 15% Of Country Music Listeners Are Top-Tier Spenders

The Country Music Association’s latest consumer research took a deep look at top-tier music listener purchases with data revealing that spending for this audience is at $800* or more in the past 12 months – a level which applies to nearly 15 percent of overall Country Music listeners on which the study was based.... Read More

May 19, 2016 – CMA Announces Key Consumer Research Findings

CMA, Country Music’s premier trade association, released key findings from an extensive consumer research initiative: “Understanding Today’s Shifting Consumer Landscape and Changing Country Music Audiences, Music Choices, and Behaviors.  The Country Music audience continues to gain popularity across the board with the fastest growth in listeners occurring among non-whites, Hispanics, and Millennials.  Since 2010, the Country Music format has seen a 25 percent increase in Hispanic listeners compared to a 7 percent growth among non-Hispanic, white listeners.... Read More