Bridge Ratings Study Analyzes Listening Trends

Bridge Ratings Study Analyzes Listening Trends

Bridge Ratings Study Analyzes Listening Trends
More than 60 million people in the United States listen to Internet radio weekly, and more than 280 million people own MP3 players and listen to 11 hours of audio weekly via their devices, according to a study by analysis firm Bridge Ratings. The study, conducted between January and March via random telephone interviews, found users spend an average of four hours per week listening to content via cell phones and smartphones, and that users listen to 18 hours of terrestrial radio weekly compared to 8.3 hours of satellite radio listening. (4/7)

Songwriters Hall To Honor Cohen, Foster, Ramone
GRAMMY winners Leonard Cohen, Jackie DeShannon, Earth, Wind & Fire, David Foster, and Johnny Mandel will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame June 17 at a ceremony in New York. GRAMMY-winning producer Phil Ramone, a former Recording Academy Chair of the Board, will receive the Howie Richmond Hitmaker Award, awarded to artists who have created a collection of hits during their career. GRAMMY-winning songwriter Phil Collins will receive the Johnny Mercer Award. (4/7)

Live Nation Trims Staff
Live Nation has cut 100 employees across its accounting and business operations departments, according to Billboard.biz. The report specified the layoffs were part of an ongoing effort for company efficiency and unrelated to the Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger. (4/7)
 

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