Leading music genres according to consumers in the United States as of May 2014

Music genres preferred by consumers in the U.S. 2014 This statistic illustrates the preferred music genres of consumers in the United States as of May 2014. According to the source, 31 percent of American consumers pointed to country music as their favorite genre, while 40 percent preferred listening to rock music. Despite the increasing move to digital and online music, 38 percent of rock music in 2016 was still consumed through physical albums. However, in 2016, 18.2 percent of songs consumed in the United States were hip-hop or rap, and only 7.5 percent were rock.
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Share of respondents
Rock40%
Oldies33%
Country31%
Pop30%
Easy listening19%
Alternative15%
Classical15%
R&B14%
Hip hop14%
Christian & Gospel13%
Blues8%
Metal8%
Love songs8%
Jazz7%
Dance7%
Other6%
Comedy5%
Songwriters/Folk4%
Reggae3%
Decades3%
New Age3%
Electronic3%
Indie2%
Family2%
World2%
Latin2%
Workout1%
Share of respondents
Rock40%
Oldies33%
Country31%
Pop30%
Easy listening19%
Alternative15%
Classical15%
R&B14%
Hip hop14%
Christian & Gospel13%
Blues8%
Metal8%
Love songs8%
Jazz7%
Dance7%
Other6%
Comedy5%
Songwriters/Folk4%
Reggae3%
Decades3%
New Age3%
Electronic3%
Indie2%
Family2%
World2%
Latin2%
Workout1%
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This statistic illustrates the preferred music genres of consumers in the United States as of May 2014. According to the source, 31 percent of American consumers pointed to country music as their favorite genre, while 40 percent preferred listening to rock music. Despite the increasing move to digital and online music, 38 percent of rock music in 2016 was still consumed through physical albums. However, in 2016, 18.2 percent of songs consumed in the United States were hip-hop or rap, and only 7.5 percent were rock.
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Release date
May 2014
Region
United States
Survey time period
May 2014
Number of respondents
1,010 respondents
Age group
Special properties
Respondents were asked to pick their top three genres
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
The source did not provide information on the age of respondents.

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