WHY 1RG? STREAMING IS TRENDING.
Nielsen: Music streams grow 32% in 2013. Streaming music consumption grew by a third last year according to Nielsen’s final analysis of 2013 data. The research company says music streams totaled 118.1 billion, a 32% increase compared to 2012. The actual number is likely even larger since Nielsen’s data didn’t include all the services that are available. Nielsen says its research shows 68% of U.S. consumers reported streaming music in the past year. So it’s predicting digital music consumption should continue “surging forward” into 2014.