Report: Music Fans Prefer Ownership Over Streaming

Report: Music Fans Prefer Ownership Over Streaming

Report: Music Fans Prefer Ownership Over Streaming
According to a new study conducted by eMusic and Insight Research Group, 92 percent of music fans prefer ownership over streaming, citing unlimited playback and security of collections as top reasons, while 83 percent say they use streaming to discover new music before making a purchase. The study, which surveyed users between the ages of 18–64, found only 20 percent of dedicated music fans and 13 percent of the general population pay to stream music online. Looking ahead, 84 percent of respondents said they will likely never give up owning music. (9/15)

Gramophone Award Nominees Announced
Nominations were announced for the Gramophone Awards 2011 with GRAMMY winners Jordi Savall and Mitsuko Uchida, and conductor/composer Iván Fischer and pianist Lang Lang garnering nominations for Artist of the Year. Other nominees include Alison Balsom, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel, Alina Ibragimova, Jonas Kaufmann, and Andris Nelsons, among others. The awards, which honor the best international classical music recordings, will take place Oct. 6 in London. In related awards news, the 2011 Canadian Country Music Awards were held Sept. 12 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with GRAMMY-nominated artist Terri Clark and GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift among the winners, taking home honors for Female Artist of the Year and Top Selling International Album of the Year for Fearless, respectively. Additional winners included Chad Brownlee, Dean Brody, Hey Romeo, and Johnny Reid. (9/15)

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