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

September 27, 2022

MusicWatch First Half 2022 Consumer Surveys Show Record Number of US Music Subscribers and Strong Growth in Music Listening Across Streaming and Social Platforms

US Music Listening Hours Up By 28% Compared With Year-Ago MusicWatch released the results of its audiocensus survey of US internet users aged 13 and older. The study showed strong growth in engagement among US music and audio consumers during second quarter 2022. MusicWatch estimated that there are an additional 10M more music streamers in read more »

July 19, 2022

“Talking ‘Bout My Generation”: the New Era of Vinyl Record Buyers

The new generation of Vinyl buyers are dedicated to the format and represent an opportunity for artists, retail, and device marketers.   In 2021, vinyl record sales topped $1 Billion in the US. The last time vinyl sales topped the billion-dollar mark was 1988, when inflation adjusted revenue was $1.2B (RIAA).  Between 1989 and the read more »

July 13, 2022

Vinyl Records and the Art of Analog Passion

How Vinyl Deeply Connects Artists and Music Fans My daughters came of age in the iTunes era. They spent hundreds of dollars per year on digital singles and compiled large playlists on their iPods. Even so I wasn’t sure the singles orientation of downloading was helping them make deep connections with artists- the kind of read more »