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August 18, 2012 / The_Mike_Johnson

YouTube is the New Jukebox for Teens Under Eighteen


Photo via Rajiv Patel

When I was a teen back in 1982 where did I turn to discover new music? College radio. Where do teens under eighteen turn to discover new music in 2012? According to the August 15 Wall Street Journal article, “Forget CDs. Teens Are Tuning In to YouTube,” well, as the headline states, YouTube.

According to a Neilsen survey of three thousand people revealed:

РTwo-thirds of US teenagers under the age of eighteen use YouTube to listen to music more than any other medium and are less inclined than those eighteen and older to listen to cds or the radio.

– Among adults (eighteen and older) most popular ways to listen to music were radio, cds, and YouTube.

Interesting fact: Nine percent of adults said they listen to cassettes.

You can read the article here.



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