Entertainment Spotify and Co.: Here Germans Streamed Music

15:00  08 april  2021
15:00  08 april  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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by the Corona Pandemic, most people have spent much more time in their own four walls. This has also helped audio streaming a thrust as the Federal Association Music Industry (BVMI) has recently communicated. But which of the numerous platforms is most popular among German users to stream hits?

Das sind die beliebtesten Anlaufstellen der Deutschen beim Musik-Streaming © insta_photos / shutterstock.com These are the most popular contact points of the Germans in music streaming

according to a survey of the market and opinion research institute YOUGOV is available under the online music services - whether with or without a paid subscription - a clear favorite Among the Germans. 35 percent of the participants between January 2020 and January 2021 from 18 years ago said to use the video portal Youtube for music streaming. The Swedish streaming service Spotify lands with 21 percent on the second rank, on third place Amazon Prime Music with 17 percent. Amazon Music Unlimited and Apple Music bring it in comparison only to five percent each. A multiple selection was possible.

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Differences in the age groups

There are perceptible differences in the age groups. In the recent users in comparison, even Spotify has the nose in front. Accordingly, 41 percent of the 18- to 29-year-olds gave us to use YouTube, but 50 percent use on Spotify. In all older groups, however, the video platform wins. The over 55-year-olds are about 29 percent, which enjoy their favorite songs over Youtube and only nine percent who listen to Spotify.

of BVMI had previously reported that the sales of the music industry had grown in Germany in 2020. Proceeds from streaming and sales of soundtracks was therefore an approximately 1.79 billion euros - at the previous year a plus of nine percent. Almost three-quarters of revenue, 71.5 percent, came from online music use. Audio streaming therefore had a share of 63.4 percent in the overall market. The good old CD came to 21.6 percent, vinyl landed with 5.5 percent in third place and downloads ranked with 4.2 percent in fourth place.

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