Dienstag, 13. Januar 2015

Rock Music is twice as popular as Pop in America

ROCK MUSIC IS TWICE AS POPULAR AS POP IN AMERICA – BUT R&B RULES STREAMING

US music fans consumed twice as much rock music as pop music in 2014, according to new figures – but R&B/hip-hop was the most popular genre across streaming services like Spotify, YouTube and Rdio.

Data from Nielsen Music regarding the US market last year shows that rock music claimed 29% of total consumption across album and track purchases as well as streaming platforms.

Pop was responsible 14.9% of consumption, with R&B/hip-hop taking 17.2% and dance music (‘EDM’) claiming 3.4%.

Country music took 11.2% of the overall market, with Christian/Gospel on 3.1%, Latin music on 2.6%, Holiday/Seasonal (Christmas) on 2.6% and Classical and Jazz on 1.4% each.

These percentages were calculated by dividing total track downloads into TEA (track equivalent albums) and total streams into SEA (streaming equivalent albums)* and then adding the results to the album sales tally.

Using this formula, overall annual music consumption was down year-on-year in the US by 2% to 476.5m ‘albums’ in 2014, according to Nielsen.
Totalconsumption2014US
It is worth pointing out that ‘Rock’ in Billboard/Nielsen’s eyes is quite a far-reaching term; in 2014, as well more straightforward Rock ‘acts’ such as AC-DC, Nickelback and The Foo Fighters, it was applied to big releases from the likes of Coldplay, alt-J, and Hozier as well as the 900k-selling Guardians Of The Galaxy soundtrack.

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