Your Take: Country Music’s Future at Radio
Last week, programmers and DJs descended upon Nashville for the Country Radio Seminar. Several programs discussed the music habits of today’s listeners and some interesting facts were shared. In one program, Edison President Larry Rosin offered more information from the organization’s media research study, including a stat he was hesitant to reveal yesterday for fear of “bumming people out”: “Respondents’ favorite ways to listen to music scored traditional FM radio at 17%, internet options such as YouTube and digital stations at 14% and ‘my own personal collection’ topping the list at 30%.”
In another program, Rhapsody’s Jason Schneck added, “85,000 users on Rhapsody are primary Country users. 350,000 consumers have played Country in the last month. When we do a Country feature, we see a 20-30% increase in that catalog after. Country is growing exponentially for us. There’s a great opportunity there and we’re doing all we can to promote it.”
We want your take: What is your favorite way to listen to music? Do you primarily use streaming services, radio (traditional or satellite) or mostly listen to your own music collection – and is that collection digital, or do you prefer vinyl and/or CDs? If you look in your personal crystal ball, what do you think it will be five years from now? What about 20 years from now?
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- Arlene: Sorry. I meant to give the link for "Supper Time." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ58Kfe41kI
- Arlene: Another song sung by Ethel Waters: Irving Berlin's "Supper Time"
- bob: Powerful songs. I read the book "A Lynching in the Heartland" by James H. Madison about a dozen years ago. …
- Ron: Sky Above, Mud Below by Tom Russell is another.
- Jack Williams: Another Othis Taylor song from White African is "My Soul's in Louisiana."
- Jack Williams: Lynch Blues - Corey Harris Countrycide (The Ballad of Ed and Charlie Brown) - Alvin Youngblood Hart Divine Object of Hatred - …
- TexasVet: Marty Robbins - The Hanging Tree https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xczpRc6_yBA
- Janice Brooks: Nice lineup I think I read today was the Emmett Till incident.
- Juli Thanki: For $2,000, I'd want to ride a unicorn in Central Park with Chely.