Myxer’s BoomBox Internet Radio Report: Music Free For All!

Following our announcement of Myxer Social Radio, we released our latest Myxer BoomBox Report, this time focusing on Internet Radio.  As far as we can tell, video never did kill the radio star.  Instead, radio has gone digital in a big way and today you have more streaming music choices than ever before.  With the emergence of a number of services such as Spotify, iHeartradio, Pandora, Slacker, Rdio and others (including the upcoming Myxer Social Radio) ,we are perhaps witnessing the beginning of a golden age of Internet Radio.  With that in mind, for this edition of the Myxer BoomBox Report we surveyed 1,188 Myxer mobile users to better understand their views and behaviors when it comes to Internet radio.

Of the 1,188 mobile visitors to surveyed, 36% responded that they regularly listen to more than one Internet radio service. Of that group, 26% said they listen regularly to 2-5 services, while 10% listen to more than 5 different Internet radio services on a regular basis.

When we asked what is the most important feature for an Internet radio service 63% chose free music as their response.  A whopping 78% said that they only listen to FREE services.

We also took a closer look at how social features mesh with Internet Radio:

Social interaction is becoming a more important part of the Internet radio experience and we dove in a little deeper to see what social features people want along with their listening.

  • 33% said they would like to dedicate or send songs to friends
  • 25% want to post what they are listening to to Facebook or Twitter
  • 19% want to listen to music with their friends
  • 10% want to chat with friends while listening

Delving a little deeper into chat as a social radio feature we found that the large majority, 78%, would chat with friends while listening if they could at least some of the time.

  • 45% said they would chat all of the time
  • 33% said they would chat sometimes
  • 11% said they would rarely chat
  • 11% said they would not chat at all


To read the full report CLICK HERE, or visit to subscribe to the Myxer BoomBox Report newsletter.

What do you think?  Do you listen to Internet Radio services?  Do you pay for a subscription or prefer free services?  What do you think of adding social features along with your music listening?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Since our survey says you most likely like FREE, here is a free FREE HUGS wallpaper image to go along with your free music.  Enjoy!

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T.G.I. Friday’s Stays Up Late on Myxer

When T.G.I. Friday’s wanted to draw attention to their late night hours they came to Myxer…  Not because we were up late (although we usually are), but because mobile is a great way to reach people who are up late, out and about, and hungry and thirsty.   In between burgers and beers, the Myxer team put together a custom T.G.I. Friday’s mobile website featuring some hand picked free ringtones such as “The Beer Song,” “Party,” “Last Call.” and “Meet Me At The Bar.”  Are you seeing a pattern here?  In addition, to help you satisfy the pangs of thirst and hunger subliminally caused by downloading and listening to those ringtones, the Myxer  T.G.I. Friday’s mobile storefront features bar specials, a store locator and direct mobile links to T.G.I. Friday’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

You can visit the T.G.I. Fridays mobile site on your phone at  Here’s a taste of what you’ll find when you get there: The Beer Song!  Cheers!

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Myxer’s BoomBox mCommerce Report: Shop ‘Till Your Calls Drop

In the latest Myxer BoomBox Report, we decided to take a look at the fast growing Mobile Commerce industry and learn more about the mobile shopping habits of visitors to Myxer’s mobile website.  We surveyed 2,400 visitors to Myxer on their phones and found that 53% of them had made purchases from their phones, with 19% of them saying they made between 2 and 5 purchases a month…

Of the 2400 mobile visitors to that we surveyed, 53% responded that they had made a purchase from their mobile phone.  The largest group, 19%, said they made between 2 and 5 purchases a month.  Surprisingly, 16% said that they make more than 10 purchases a month.  Taking a closer look at the 53% who said they did indeed make purchases from their phone, 31% said they preferred to have their mobile purchases charged to their mobile phone bill while 18% said they preferred to pay by credit card.  However, when broken down by age, younger mobile consumers clearly preferred paying on their phone bill.  In the 18-24 year old age range, 38% preferred charging their phone bill, while only 14% preferred paying by credit card. In the 35-54 age range, the credit card was the preferred method of payment at 28% versus 23% for paying by phone bill.   It is also interesting to note that within Android users who purchased, 27% preferred to use their credit card.

The BoomBox mCommerce report takes a closer look at what people are buying, how frequently they are buying and how much they are spending per purchase from their mobile phones, giving some interesting insights into emerging mCommerce trends.

Once someone jumps aboard the mCommerce train, it seems they are happy to shop from a variety of merchants.  40% of those who purchased bought from 2-4 vendors in the past month.  24% purchased from 5 or more vendors and 12% purchased from 10 or more vendors.  With this much activity we were interested to know what was driving mCommerce.  Convenience was the top response with 37% of the purchasers.  Price was second with 24% of the mobile shoppers.  A close third at 22% was those who shopped from their mobile because of the “cool factor.”  When looking at just Android users, “convenience” was the top reason for mobile shopping, with 45% of Android users citing it.

To read the full report click here, or visit to subscribe to the Myxer BoomBox newsletter.

What do you think?  Do you shop from your mobile phone?  Let us know your thoughts on mCommerce in the comments.

And while you are thinking about shopping, as this wallpaper image reminds us…. “You can’t buy happiness… but you CAN buy Ice Cream!”  Enjoy!

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Appy Birthday: The iPhone Turns 4

Today is 4 years from when Apple introduced the very first iPhone, and the entire mobile industry has changed for the better because of it.  Whether you use an iPhone, Android or other device, your phone, and your experience with it has been influenced by the iPhone and it’s many features that have made everyone realize how much the mobile web has to offer.

If you are an iPhone user, celebrate by downloading the free Myxer iPhone App.  Easily create and customize unlimited ringtones from the music on your iPhone or iPod! You can either select from Myxer’s huge catalog of great FREE ringtones (we give you the ability to fully customize and preview those, too!) – or create your own– from the music you know and love.   It’s simple, fast, and incredibly easy to do!

  • Create custom ringtones from the music stored on your phone
  • Browse, preview, and customize FREE ringtones from Myxer’s huge catalog
  • Cut the precise section of the track you want to set as your ringtone
  • Select from the most popular song sections as chosen by other Myxer users

You can download the Myxer iPhone App here.  If you don’t have an iPhone we also have Myxer apps for Android and Blackberry.  For more information about all the Myxer apps CLICK HERE.

No matter what kind of phone you have, you can wish the iPhone an Appy -er, Happy Birthday with this free wallpaper image:

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BoomBox Report 2010 Year In Review: Invasion of the Androids!

The latest edition of Myxer’s BoomBox Report takes a look back at the trends of 2010 and comes away with with a clear winner: Google’s Android OS. As Myxer’s traffic from smartphone users continues to grow, the most dramatic increases were from Android devices. Last year Myxer published a map of the U.S. showing which states were dominated by the  iPhone versus those states dominated by Android phones based on Myxer’s database of registered users, and 2010 saw a clear shift of many states from the iPhone to the Android camp.  According to BoomBox,

“During 2010 Myxer saw visits from the Android OS grow from 12% in December 2009 to a massive 40% by December 2010. As to the State of Affairs for 2010, Android spread to dominance in 26 States by December 2010, knocking the iPhone down to just 17 States from 37 the year before. Apple wasn’t the only one to be pushed back by the Android invasion. In December 2010 Android surpassed BlackBerry as the leading smartphone in terms of visits to Myxer’s mobile site, with visits from Android devices growing an impressive 243% over the course of 2010, while visits from BlackBerry handsets declined by 23%.”

Android States versus iPhone States

Perhaps the most notable shift affecting the rapid growth of the Android OS was the sheer number of types of Android phones in the marketplace.  As BoomBox reports,

“With manufacturers large and small leaping onto the Android bandwagon, many with multiple flavors of Android handsets, we saw an army like influx of Android phones in the marketplace.  At the end of 2009, we counted only 10 Android handsets visiting Myxer.  By the end of 2010 the Android troops had grown to 101 different Android OS devices visiting Myxer, with 80 different Android devices downloading content from Myxer in December 2010 alone.”

Android Hanset Mix

You can read all the rest of the data from Myxer’s BoomBox Report 2010 Year In Review here.

What do you think?  Will Android eventually win the smartphone wars?  Have they won already?  Please share your thoughts in the comments!

And if all this talk about an “Android Invasion” has you thinking of an “Alien Invasion” here’s a wallpaper image ready to invade your Android (or other) phone:

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