MI2N
Music Industry News Network
SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH
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

Taiwan Rock Band Io Homecoming Concert At Canadian Music Festival

A Festival Giving Back To The Men And Women Who Gave To Us

Rapper NazB Brings Greater Awareness Through His Lyrics On "Rape (Shame)"

Taiwan Announces First Ever Export Mission To Canada For Canadian Music Week 2014

Al Ca$ino, Too $hort, And Clyde Carson Drop Remixes For Hit Single, "Only For Tonight"

Dongless Eventide H3000 Factory And Blackhole Update Posted

Former Journey Frontman Robert Fleischman Releases New Album "Majestic" With Band The SKY On Skyzilla Music

Singer-Songwriter, Sci-Fi Icon Jane Badler Releases Volcano Boy, Video Premieres On Music Week

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


News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» GEMA Posts Positive Result For 2013
» Amadeus Releases The New ‘PMX 4’ Miniature Loudspeaker At Musikmesse
» PledgeMusic And Cleopatra Records Join Forces To Re-issue Van Morrison's The Complete 1967 Bang Sessions
» Audio-Technica Posts Online Video Series Exploring Mic Techniques In Real-World Applications
» Nokia MixRadio Reaches 30 Millionth Track Landmark
» Warner Music Japan Names Senior Management Team
» Bloom.fm Hits Million Users
» SOTX 2014, Developing Chinese And Western Music Industries
» Santana, Wyclef, Avicii & Alexandre Pires Selected For The Official Anthem Of The 2014 FIFA World Cup
» Three Days Grace, Guitarist, Barry Stock Launches MEAN Clothing Company


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

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» The Philadelphia Orchestra In Shanghai - A Live Concert Streamed Globally
» Taiwan Bands Join Canadian Music Festival (Chinese Version)
» MusicDish & Indiloop Present: The "Meet Taiwan" Remix Contest
» Pairs (Shanghai) New Album 'Brief Lesbian'
» Beijing Solo Acts GUIGUISUISUI And Thruoutin To Tour Taiwan
» A Festival Giving Back To The Men And Women Who Gave To Us
» Executive Wach: Berklee College Of Music, BMG, SOCAN, SESAC, Riptide Music Group, CISAC
» Taiwan Announces First Ever Export Mission To Canada For Canadian Music Week 2014
» Interview With C-pop Industry Veteran Billy Koh
» Taiwan's DJ Code To Play The LV Flagship Hong Kong Store In April
» SOTX 2014, Developing Chinese And Western Music Industries
» Introduction To Sound Of The Xity (SOTX)

Order an Mi2N Music PR package for an opportunity to submit a song for FREE to one of the hundreds of industry opportunities available through Music Xray


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 © 1997-2014 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.