Music consumer survey Q1 2021 YouTube extends its reach
The 20,000 Foot View: The data in this report is taken from MIDiA’s 2021 consumer survey. The full data from this survey and all the preceding quarterly surveys are available, along with data visualisation tools and dynamic segmentation, on MIDiA Fuse. The countries covered in this report are US, Canada, Australia, UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Brazil, South Korea.
- YouTube has extended its position as the leading music streaming app, growing from in 2017 to in 2021 – points ahead of Spotify
- A long tail of streaming apps compete for fractions of the remainder of the audience, with Amazon and Apple the leaders of the following pack
- Weekly radio listening went from to between 2017 and 2021, while music subscriptions grew from to of streamers that listen to curated playlists add songs to their collections
- Newer music activity skews younger, traditional activity skews older: music subscribers average at years old but album listeners average at and radio years old of music streamers listen to music on their phone, though the rate across all consumers is just (the same as those that listen in the car) of year olds listen on smart speakers, limiting Amazon’s opportunity to create ‘silver streamers’
- YouTube music penetration is broadly consistent across most markets but is lowest where Spotify penetration is higher and vice versa of consumers listen to podcasts every week but just half of those listen daily, compared to of weekly music streaming users that listen daily of audiobook listeners are weekly radio listeners and are weekly streaming users
Companies and brands mentioned in this report: Amazon Echo, Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Prime Music, Audiomack, Deezer, Genie, MelON, Mixcloud, Netflix, Shazam, Sonos, Soundcloud, Spotify, Trebel, TikTok, YouTube