Time spent listening to music continues to increase globally – report

According to a report, the average time spent listening to music globally has increased over the past year.

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) says followers spent 20.1 hours a week playing their favorite music, up from 18.4 hours in 2021.

This is equivalent to listening to 34 more 3-minute songs per week.

In 2019, the report indicates that people listen to music 18 hours per week on average.

It was not done in 2020 due to the pandemic.

IFPI’s annual Music Interactions report shows that people use at least six different methods on average to interact with music, and listen to eight or more different genres on average.

About 46% of respondents pay for audio streaming services, such as Spotify and Apple Music, that provide on-demand access without interruptions by ads.

The UK is the second most engaged country with paid subscription services (52%), just behind Sweden with 56%.

The United States and Germany tied for third with 51%.

Music has also become key to how people use short-form video apps like TikTok.

The report indicates that about 63% of all time spent on such platforms is spent on videos where music plays a central role.

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People also listen to many different genres of music, with IFPI noting that more than 500 different styles were identified by at least one respondent, including Sertanejo from Brazil, Disco-Polo from Poland, and an assortment of Indonesian folk music called Dangdut.

This year’s Music Interactions report paints a fascinating picture of how fans around the globe listen to and interact with music today.IFPI CEO Frances Moore

Unauthorized access to unlicensed music is also still common, with nearly a third of respondents (30%) using unauthorized or unlicensed methods to listen to or download music.

The field study was conducted in June and July 2022 across 22 countries with more than 44,000 respondents between the ages of 16 and 64.

The councils are national representatives in each country.

Frances Moore, IFPI executive director, said: “This year’s Interactions with Music report paints a fascinating picture of how fans around the globe hear and interact with music today.

“It shows the results of record companies’ collaboration with artists and their work in harnessing new technologies to connect fans with their favorite tracks in many ways. more.

“We continue our work to ensure that those seeking to profit from unlicensed and unauthorized music cannot threaten the vibrancy of the music ecosystem that is so essential to artists. and fans.

“Interacting with Music 2022 serves as a healthy and joyful reminder of the true global importance and value of music and the need to protect and support music.”

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/time-spent-listening-to-music-continues-to-rise-globally-report-42150860.html Time spent listening to music continues to increase globally – report

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