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Radio audience declined 4% in 2004

Radio is still the most popular medium to listen to music, even though it declined 4% (from 203 mln people in March 2004 to 194 mln in March 2005), according to NPD Group. Listening to music stored on a computer rose 22% (from 63.

Radio is still the most popular medium to listen to music, even though it declined 4% (from 203 mln people in March 2004 to 194 mln in March 2005), according to NPD Group. Listening to music stored on a computer rose 22% (from 63.2 mln to 77.2 mln), online radio listening rose 18% (from 45.3 mln to 53.5 mln) and free streaming of online music increased 37% (from 33.7 mln to 46.1 mln). Paying to download music increased 93% from 2004.