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The IFPI ( International Federation of the Phonographic Industry - www.ifpi.org/about.php) publishes the results of a music consumption survey showing that, on average, individuals enjoy music for 17.8 hours per week, with the car being the most popular listening location. The survey also reveals that 86% of music listeners do so through on-demand streaming. Young music consumers are the most engaged streamers, with 57% of 16-24 year olds using a paid audio streaming service. Consumers engage with their local music genres - listening to local music genres (e.g. 66% of consumers in Japan listen to J-Pop, 69% of consumers in France listen to Variété Française and, in Brazil, 55% listen to música popular Brasileira.) Nearly half of all time spent listening to on-demand music is on YouTube. More than one-third (38%) of consumers obtain music through infringing methods – with stream ripping the dominant method (32% of consumers).
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Taylor Swift uses her acceptance speech for Artist Of The Year at the American Music Awards to encourage her fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. She had announced two days earlier that she would be voting for Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee.
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Two days after an Instagram posting in which Taylor Swift announced that she would be voting for Democratic candidates in her home state of Tennessee, USA, in the next elections, The US voter registration service reports that there has been a spike in the number of people registering to vote - 65,000 new registrations in 24 hours.
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On their The M A N I A tour, Fall Out Boy play at The Verizon Arena, North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, supported by Machine Gun Kelly and State Champs.
On his 'final' tour, entitled Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John plays at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
On the North American leg of his Call The Comet tour, Johnny Marr plays at Granada, Dallas, Texas, USA.