IFPI’s worldwide examine finds we’re listening to extra audio in far more techniques than at any time

~ IFPI’s Partaking with Songs 2023 report: the most significant music analyze of its kind~

~ Time expended listening to songs improves to 20.7 hours for every 7 days~

~ Fans use an typical of seven different procedures to have interaction with music~

11th December 2023 – IFPI, symbolizing the recording industry throughout the world, right now introduced Engaging with Songs 2023, its worldwide report analyzing how folks close to the earth interact with and really feel about songs.

Highlights of the 2023 report’s conclusions incorporate:

  • We’re listening to a lot more new music than ever.
    • 20.7 hrs – The time, on common, that individuals shell out listening to tunes every 7 days (up from 20.1 hrs in 2022). Which is the equal of listening to an additional 13 3-moment songs for every 7 days in 2023.
  • We’re participating with music by way of extra approaches.
    • 79% of individuals assume there are a lot more techniques to listen to music than at any time prior to (up from 76% in 2022). On typical men and women use much more than seven various procedures to interact with new music.
  • There is high consciousness of AI amongst tunes enthusiasts, but almost all think human creativeness will have to be highly regarded.
    • 79% concur that human creativeness is critical to the creation of tunes.
    • 74% of people today with awareness of AI’s music abilities concur that AI should not be applied to clone or impersonate audio artists with no authorisation.
  • The audio streaming sector continues to improve, led by membership audio
    • 73% of men and women say they listen to audio by way of certified audio streaming companies (membership and advertisement-supported).
    • +7% – There was development in time invested listening to audio on subscription audio streaming services.
  • Pop is continue to the most well known style in the earth, with people today pinpointing over 700 genres they commonly pay attention to. Area genres are a lot more and extra in need.
    • 57% of people say it’s crucial to them that they can obtain songs that will come from any where in the planet – 65% amid 16-24s. On normal, supporters globally listened to extra than 8 distinct genres of audio.
  • New music is vastly vital for our mental overall health and well-being.
    • 71% say tunes is crucial to their psychological wellness.                                                                          
    • 78% say audio helps them take it easy and cope with stress.
  • Unlicensed audio is still a substantial problem.
    • 29% use unlicensed or illegal techniques to hear to or attain music.

Frances Moore, IFPI Chief Govt, mentioned: “Music is incredibly significant to people’s life. Engaging with New music displays how supporters are seizing the opportunities to hear to additional tunes in a lot more techniques than they have at any time done prior to.

“However, the use of unlicensed tunes remains a significant concern for the music community, primarily as systems keep on to evolve. We have to have to go on to do all the things in our power to assistance and protect the price of tunes.” 

As trailed lately, for the very first time, this 12 months the report features a area devoted to artificial intelligence (AI) as generative AI technology’s fast improvement proceeds to present equally prospects and worries for the tunes neighborhood and artists. What is clear is that admirers deeply worth authenticity – almost eight-in-10 audio supporters (79%) feel human creativeness stays important to the generation of tunes.

For fans knowledgeable of generative AI’s capability to acquire and copy present artists’ repertoire, authorisation for the use of any artist’s new music is seen as certainly non-negotiable: 76% come to feel that an artist’s audio or vocals should really not be used or ingested by AI without permission. Further, 74% agree that AI ought to not be used to clone or impersonate artists with out authorisation. The large greater part of supporters also support the will need for transparency, as 73% concur that an AI program should plainly record any songs that it has used.

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Notes to editors

IFPI’s prior press launch on the AI details from Engaging with Tunes 2023 is right here.


Facts is dependent on fieldwork done amongst August and Oct 2023 throughout 26 nations around the world and gathered the sights of around 43,000 respondents aged amongst 16-64. Panels ended up nationally consultant in every single region.  For the whole report methodology, please see p4 of the report.

About IFPI

IFPI is the voice of the recording field around the world, symbolizing about 8,000 report business members across the globe. We work to boost the value of recorded music, campaign for the rights of record producers and broaden the business takes advantage of of recorded audio around the earth.

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