Now Spotify is beating Apple Podcasts in Canada
December 17, 2019 · 2.2 minutes to read
Spotify is now more popular than Apple Podcasts in Canada, according to new data released by Voxnest as part of The State of the Podcast Universe 2019. Spotify also became more popular than Apple in another ten countries in November.
- The report also reveals that the fastest-growing countries by content creation are Argentina, Brazil and Italy; the UK and US are at #6 and #7 respectively. The fastest-growing countries by consumption are Czechia, Chile and Argentina.
You’re having a laugh: the most listened-to podcast genres in the US are… comedy, news, and “society & culture”, according to new data released by Edison Research’s Podcast Consumer Tracker, which the company calls “the only comprehensive measure of what podcast consumers are listening to (not downloading)”. 36% of weekly podcast consumers are listening to at least one comedy show, according to the data, while 23% listen to a news show.
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Rolling Stone magazine says that podcasts are threatening the growth of the music industry, quoting NPR and Edison Research data showing a 20% increase in spoken word listening in the last five years.
The Canadian Podcast Listener have revealed how Canadians are listening to podcasts - particularly, that shows hosted by celebrities are new podcast listeners’ favourites.
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