MI2N
Music Industry News Network
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31ST
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Web Events (more headlines) 07-26-2013

National Poll From Rakuten's Play.com Reveals Queen Really Are The Champions

Bookmark and Share
Website: http://www.play.com/
A poll by Rakuten's Play.com of over 20,000 music fans has revealed that the nation's top artist of all time is Queen, closely followed by The Beatles and the Foo Fighters. The poll also revealed that the UK's favourite music genre is Rock, with two-fifths (40.51%) of Brits preferring Rock Music above all other styles.

Men Rock while Women are Top of the Pops
While Queen topped the charts for both sexes, when it came to the musical gender divide, women were twice as likely as men to list Pop as their favourite style of music.

Survey insights revealed that Grammy Award winning Adele was second in line for the female vote and the top ten artists of all time for women include the likes of P!nk (5th), Bon Jovi (6th) and Abba (10th). This pop preference was highlighted by Iron Maiden's position in the female chart, while this heavy rock band may have charted 7th overall, they gleaned just 0.62% of the female vote.

Meanwhile in the men's top ten, rock and metal dominated over pop as preferred music genres. Despite ranking in 10th place overall, the reputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson, only made it to the 16th spot for male voters, with classic rock bands such as Iron Maiden (4th), AC/DC (7th) and Pink Floyd (10th).

The decline of hip-hop
Interestingly, despite the celebrity status of stars like Jay-Z and Kanye West, the poll suggests hip-hop is one of the least popular music genres with just 3.75% of the public vote. Jay-Z himself only gained 0.18% of the vote, and best friend Kanye just 0.11%. Opera & Classical fared even worse than hip-hop, gaining just 0.39% of the public vote, with the most popular classical artist being Katharine Jenkins with 0.04% of the vote.

Physical music sales
Adam Stewart, Marketing Director, Rakuten's Play.com, commented on the poll: "Despite an increasing focus on digital music, physical music sales still accounted for £540 million in 2012, 59% of the total music sales market. Customers at Rakuten's Play.com are some of the most passionate music fans in the UK, and our sales data shows that despite the ease of digital sales, there is still a proportion of people still wanting own physical copies of their favourite music. We are seeing resurgence in popularity of classic, iconic bands, and this national poll that puts Queen, The Beatles, David Bowie and Led Zeppelin in the top ten just further reiterates this point."

For more information on the poll, please visit http://www.play.com/Lists/top-100-artists.html

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

"Your Desert My Mind" Is The Latest Album From Punk Rockers The Mutants Released By Killer Tracks

Are The PondHawks Chicago's Best Kept Music Secret?

Back To The Roots EP 12"LP

Independent Artist Holds Top 10 Billboard Position At #8

Trump Helps Artist Finish Album

Summer In The City Gets A Little Hotter With Uptempo Pop Romp 'L.A. Nights' From Indie Singer/Songwriter/Producer Ayhan Sahin

MusicDish*China Acts Menage And Ooberfuse To Perform China's MTA Festival



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Authors Against Music Piracy: Regional Court Munich Sentences Online Service Uploaded To Pay Damages
» Transform Your MIDI File Into An Acoustic Piano Track
» Seattle Digital Label CIN SEA Music Group Signs Distribution Deal With Affluent Records
» CMRRA Announces YouTube Licensing Agreement For Canada
» TuneIn Announces Partnership With Red Bull Music Academy
» BMG US Names Alex Flores Senior Vice President, Marketing, Commercials, Film & Television
» Bandtango Technology Empowers Broadcasters And Artists To Prevent Exploitation By Performance Rights Organizations
» Canadian Rock Band Menage "Lost In China" Tour
» Jade Alger Brings Mischief, Mystique And The Muse
» CES 2017 Music Contest: Open Call For All Musicians And Artists


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» First Tennessee Hires Andrew Kintz To Lead New Music Industry Banking Group
» Carsick Cars, Chui Wan, Alpine Decline Headline October Tour Of North America
» WANG WEN: Experimental Post-Rock Unit To Release Ninth Studio Album
» TMA Signs CCM Artist John Clark Blackwell To Management
» UK Festival Market Driven By "Super Fans"
» CES 2017 Music Contest: Open Call For All Musicians And Artists
» Victory Records Releases Statement On A Day To Remember Court Case
» Digital Domain Jointly Produces Chris Lee's First VR Music Video With Whaley VR And VS MEDIA
» Andy Ma Named As Warner Music Group's Chief Commercial Officer For Greater China
» Qixi Festival (Chinese Valentine's Day) Playlist
» MusicDish*China Acts Menage And Ooberfuse To Perform China's MTA Festival
» 7th Annual Future Music Forum & Sync Summit: Finding The Next Music Industry

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.