Policy & Advocacy Power Poll

The Power Poll is a survey that asks questions and addresses challenges effecting the historical and future legacy of African American music.  The surveys are conducted and produced by NMAAM. 

NMAAM kicked off its first Power Poll by asking two questions about Black Music. The results of our Power Polls will be published below. Scroll down to see the results.

Music Streaming Power Poll Results:

We’re excited that we had such an overwhelming response to our first Power Poll!


Respondents told us that the genres most listened to are R&B, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Soul, Gospel and Rhythm & Blues. When asked how often music is streamed, 43% said that they stream daily, 14% said they stream weekly and 14% said they don’t stream at all.

The ways that streaming has impacted how music is purchased or heard showed that 88% of respondents purchase music online – through iTunes or mp3 sources. As well, 75% felt strongly that even though music is more accessible when streamed, a physical copy of an album should be purchased in support of the artist or music regardless of the price. Although, some responded that they have never streamed or purchased music online (25%), all respondents said that they have, at one point or another, owned or purchased a vinyl record. However, 88% shared that they haven’t purchased a vinyl record in 10 or more years…only 13% has purchased a vinyl record on a more frequent bases (at least once a year).

Straight Outta Compton Snub Power Poll:

The results are now in!

Power Poll 4

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