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People Listening To More New Music

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Coronavirus pandemic changing people’s music habbits.

New research has shown that more people are listening to new music due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A new study has found that music video streams have increased by 10% and over 40% of people are listening to new music during the coronavirus pandemic.

The statistic comes from the third iteration of Billboard and Nielsen Music/MRC Data's study called COVID-19: Tracking the impact on the Entertainment Landscape.

It’s been conducted fortnightly since March 25 using just over 1000 people ages 13 and over.

The research has shown that 84% of people are listening to the music they normally do, but 43% are listening to new music from musicians they never used to, which is a 4% increase from the study’s last iteration.

The study also showed that more than 50% of people are keen for the return of concerts with hygiene precautions being in place, such as hand sanitiser stations, lowered capacity limits, and using outdoor venues first.

There is 35% support for temperature checking at the entrance or by security.

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