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Music Market Update: Canada

  First published on www.nielsen.com   With Christmas just two weeks away and with one big new release, overall album sales are up 10% over last week but down 7% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales are … Continue reading

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Music Market Update: United States

  First published on www.nielsen.com   With only two new entries in the top ten, overall album sales are down 5% over last week and down 2% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales are down 12% over … Continue reading

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The Men, the Myths, the Legends: Why Millennial “Dudes” Might Be More Receptive to Marketing than We Thought

  First published on www.nielsen.com   Millennial males are, in theory, elusive creatures. They’re commonly thought of as cord cutters who can’t be—and don’t want to be—reached. But many marketers remain eager to connect with this young, digitally-savvy group. And … Continue reading

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Music Market Update: Canada

  First published on www.nielsen.com   With two new debuts in the top ten, overall album sales are up 9% over last week but down 11% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales are down 6% over the … Continue reading

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Music Market Update: United States

  First published on www.nielsen.com   Thanks to Black Friday activity, overall album sales are up 33% over last week, but down 15% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales are down 12% over the same period in … Continue reading

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NOT SO SILENT NIGHTS: RADIO IS THE PERFECT SPOT TO FIND HOLIDAY SPIRIT

  First published on www.nielsen.com   Sleigh bells might be ringing, but what really gets U.S. consumers in the holiday spirit is, literally, the sound of music! According to a recent Nielsen survey, nearly half of all respondents (49.5%) said … Continue reading

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URBAN CONTEMPORARY’S NOVEMBER RATINGS BOOM

  First published on www.nielsen.com In recent weeks, the radio industry has been buzzing about a wave of format flips that is bringing classic hip-hop (think Notorious B.I.G. and Snoop Dogg) to the airwaves in major markets. Branded the ‘Boom’ … Continue reading

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Music Market Update: Canada

  First published on www.nielsen.com   With five albums debuting in the top ten, overall album sales are up 15% over last week, but down 3% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales are down 6% over the … Continue reading

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Music Market Update: United States

  First published on www.nielsen.com   With five debuts in the top ten, overall album sales are up 6% over last week, but down 3% over the same week last year. Year-to-date album sales are down 13% over the same … Continue reading

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In the Steams: The Changing Listening Landscape

  First published on www.nielsen.com   Taylor Swift’s 1989 has topped the U.S. album charts for a third week running—with over 1.9 million albums sold to date. But sales continue to be only part of the story. On-demand streaming services continue to dominate … Continue reading

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