Yes, There are Seasonal Trends in Music

Nielsen Soundscan is the official keeper of charts, sales statistics, radio airplay and music streaming for North America. They also offer analysis on all sorts of things–like the seasonal differences in musical trends.

To everything there is a season, and the music industry is no different. From holiday hits to summer jams, music trends vary with the weather. And understanding such trends can be crucial to success for artists, retailers and labels. So is there a “perfect” time to release a new album?
Let’s take a look at trends throughout the year in the music industry.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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