Internet listening reached all-time highs in October, according to data released by Triton Digital in its Webcast Metrics Top 20 Ranker. The cumulative number of AAS was 2,205,211 for domestic listening from 6:00am to 12:00am, Monday through Sunday. Top-line listening growth represents a 5% percent gain from the previous month.
Internet radio and streaming audio have inched toward mainstream use, but still lag other media consumption types. A new study from MIDiA Consulting (Media Insights & Decisions in Action) seeks to discover why — while profiling digital music users generally.
IAB research reveals that nearly 39% of respondents claimed that new budgets are being allocated for mobile ad spend, whilst mobile privacy and brand safety remain top challenges for UK media agencies.
Here’s this week’s round up:
Within the ranking, the best nominal month-over-month success belonged to market leader Pandora, which dramatically led the top-20 field by gaining over 85,000 average active sessions. In percentage terms the monthly top-gainer was Cox Radio, which grew active sessions by 25 percent. The largest monthly drop-off is attributed to EMF, whose October metrics tracked at 89% of September.
Titled Decoding the Digital Music Consumer and sharply written by MIDiA founder Mark Mulligan, the survey is U.K.-centric, with a sample size of 1,000 respondents. The broadest discovery point is that digital music as a whole remains a niche sector, except for massive YouTube use.
The research shows that the amount of people that feel they now have an above average understanding of mobile has increased by 28%, now at an all-time high of 64%. Nearly 40% of media agency employees claimed that mobile is now a regular part of client proposals and encouragingly nearly 20% said that it’s now a regular part of their business.
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