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Sep 19, 2014 09:30 AM

Lisa Occhino

The History of Music Listening – and the Future [Infographic]

Can you believe that people used to pay $1,000 for CD players?

This infographic from YTD details the entire history of music listening, starting with the invention of the phonograph in 1877 and ending with a sneak peek at what the next big thing will be (i.e. headphones with superpowers that are expected to ship in early 2015).

Features, infographic

Aug 1, 2014 12:01 PM

Lisa Occhino

What Your Music Preferences Say About Your Personality [Infographic]

In a massive study with over 36,000 participants from around the world, a researcher at Heriot-Watt University in Scotland has found that strong personality attributes are linked to our choices in music. Volunteers were asked to rate how much they liked 104 musical styles, and then completed a test that focused on five aspects of personality.

Features, infographic

May 26, 2014 09:30 AM

Lisa Occhino

Music Mapped Out: How Fans Interact With Music Across U.S. Regions

This originally appeared on Nielsen.

Just about everyone connects with music, but where we live plays a big part of how we listen to, buy and engage with our tunes. For example, music aficionados in the Pacific region (California, Alaska, Oregon, Hawaii and Washington) make up the largest group of subscription streamers in the U.S., at more than 7.5 percent. Meanwhile, tune enthusiasts in the Mountain region (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming) rank second-highest for listening to music (CDs, digital tracks, albums, etc.) as a primary activity—meaning they listen specifically to listen rather than being in a space where music is playing in the background. When you add in background music, the Mountain region boasts one of the highest overall listening rates across the country.

Does the way you interact with music match the map below?