Leading online radio companies in the United States in April 2018, by average active sessions

Leading online radio companies in the U.S. 2018, by active sessions The statistic presents data on leading online radio companies in the United States in April 2018, ranked by the average number of active sessions. Pandora ranked first, with around 2.6 million average active sessions in April 2018. In second place was Spotify, which had 2.58 million average active sessions.
Radio market - additional information

Online radio companies have increased in popularity over the past several years, corresponding with the increase in radio streaming devices, such as smartphones. As of early 2014, the global radio market was strong, especially in the United States. Revenue earned in the U.S. in 2013 from the radio market amounted to roughly 20 billion U.S. dollars, a value significantly higher than any other market in the world.
In fact, U.S. radio industry revenues made up slightly less than half of the total revenue earned worldwide from the radio industry. In 2015, global radio revenue totaled 47 billion U.S. dollars and a steady yearly growth has been forecasted until 2018. The increased revenues could be attributed to the ways in which consumers have listened to the radio and utilized the range of platforms available to them. Radio stations can now be accessed through smartphone apps, on PCs, laptops and tablets, in the car and not forgetting, of course, the traditional radio set at home.
The longevity of radio has been undeniable as it has remained a fundamental part of people’s lives in modern society. In 2016, radio reached 93.3 percent of all women and 93.7 percent of all men between the ages of 35 and 64 in the United States.
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Number of average active sessions
Pandora Corporate2,598,430
Spotify Corporate2,575,533
iHeartRadio393,828
NPR member stations81,644
Entercom Communications Corp81,408
Cumulus Streaming Network68,605
Beasley Broadcating Corporate26,513
Univision25,150
ESPN Radio Corporate20,489
AccuRadio19,728
Hubbard Broadcasting18,625
EMF Corporate17,590
Salem Communications13,990
New York Public Radio13,251
Urban One11,068
Bonneville Corporate10,994
Emmis Communications9,301
Prisa Radio7,507
Entravision Communications Corporation6,451
Saga Communications5,844
Number of average active sessions
Pandora Corporate2,598,430
Spotify Corporate2,575,533
iHeartRadio393,828
NPR member stations81,644
Entercom Communications Corp81,408
Cumulus Streaming Network68,605
Beasley Broadcating Corporate26,513
Univision25,150
ESPN Radio Corporate20,489
AccuRadio19,728
Hubbard Broadcasting18,625
EMF Corporate17,590
Salem Communications13,990
New York Public Radio13,251
Urban One11,068
Bonneville Corporate10,994
Emmis Communications9,301
Prisa Radio7,507
Entravision Communications Corporation6,451
Saga Communications5,844
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The statistic presents data on leading online radio companies in the United States in April 2018, ranked by the average number of active sessions. Pandora ranked first, with around 2.6 million average active sessions in April 2018. In second place was Spotify, which had 2.58 million average active sessions.
Radio market - additional information

Online radio companies have increased in popularity over the past several years, corresponding with the increase in radio streaming devices, such as smartphones. As of early 2014, the global radio market was strong, especially in the United States. Revenue earned in the U.S. in 2013 from the radio market amounted to roughly 20 billion U.S. dollars, a value significantly higher than any other market in the world.
In fact, U.S. radio industry revenues made up slightly less than half of the total revenue earned worldwide from the radio industry. In 2015, global radio revenue totaled 47 billion U.S. dollars and a steady yearly growth has been forecasted until 2018. The increased revenues could be attributed to the ways in which consumers have listened to the radio and utilized the range of platforms available to them. Radio stations can now be accessed through smartphone apps, on PCs, laptops and tablets, in the car and not forgetting, of course, the traditional radio set at home.
The longevity of radio has been undeniable as it has remained a fundamental part of people’s lives in modern society. In 2016, radio reached 93.3 percent of all women and 93.7 percent of all men between the ages of 35 and 64 in the United States.
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Release date
August 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
April 2018
Special properties
from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Supplementary notes
The source defines an average active session (AAS) as total listening hours divided by hours in the reported time period. Total listening hours are defines as the total number of hours that the station/publisher has streamed during sessions with a duration of at least one minute in total within the reported time period.

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