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MIDiA Data Spotlight: Music Listening Car Leads the Way

Report by Mark Mulligan
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This is part of MIDiA’s data snapshot series in which we spotlight curated consumer datasets. 

Figure XXX Music Listening Mainly Happens on the Go
Key Places of Listening to Music, XXX 2018
XXX style="width: XXX car has long been one of the heartlands of music listening and remains so with XXX of consumers engaging in this activity. There is relatively little variation in age, with penetration among XXX the lowest at XXX and XXX the highest at XXX illustrating the ubiquity of car listening, even if the listeners may not always be the car owner. With interactive dashboard penetration at XXX streaming still has a long wait ahead of it before it can hope to compete on equal terms with radio for in-car listening, instead relying on consumers to grapple with audio jacks and Bluetooth pairing.

With XXX penetration, listening to music on the phone is the second most widespread form of music listening, a testament to the rise of streaming. Here, age differences are stark, with penetration peaking at XXX among XXX and falling to a low of XXX among over XXX Phone-based music listening is firmly a youth driven activity (it is the most widespread listening mode for under XXX This reflects younger consumers’ higher level of comfort with tech, but also the fact they live more mobile-based lives.

Speaker-based listening at home comes in at third with XXX but represents a growth opportunity, with younger listeners more likely to spend more time listening at home due to a combination of uptake of connected speakers and these younger consumers spending more time at home as they age.

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