Unique listeners jumped 85% from the previous week on the day of the launch. And they stuck around: The next day, unique visitors were again up 80% over the previous week.
CBS’s modest pr staff, of course, refuses to take credit for the bump. Here’s their email to us:
We attribute the bump in traffic to the music itself. Our PR efforts certainly got the word out, but what drove users to the site and increased listening by 85% was the interest in free-on-demand music.
Ok, ok. We like free, on-demand music, too. And we’re also interested to see how the site performs in the future.
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