Leading online radio companies in the United States in June 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 June 2018, ranked by the average number of active sessions. Spotify ranked first, with around 2.5 million average active sessions in June 2018. In second place was Pandora, which had 2.38 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
Spotify Corporate2,524,417
Pandora Corporate2,382,391
iHeartRadio398,985
Entercom Communications Corp75,519
NPR member stations68,172
Cumulus Streaming Network63,429
Beasley Broadcating Corporate24,790
Univision22,407
ESPN Radio Corporate19,670
AccuRadio18,433
EMF Corporate17,259
Hubbard Broadcasting17,245
Salem Communications13,123
New York Public Radio12,145
Urban One11,131
Bonneville Corporate9,808
Emmis Communications9,003
Prisa Radio6,869
Saga Communications5,485
Entravision Communications Corporation5,452
Number of average active sessions
Spotify Corporate2,524,417
Pandora Corporate2,382,391
iHeartRadio398,985
Entercom Communications Corp75,519
NPR member stations68,172
Cumulus Streaming Network63,429
Beasley Broadcating Corporate24,790
Univision22,407
ESPN Radio Corporate19,670
AccuRadio18,433
EMF Corporate17,259
Hubbard Broadcasting17,245
Salem Communications13,123
New York Public Radio12,145
Urban One11,131
Bonneville Corporate9,808
Emmis Communications9,003
Prisa Radio6,869
Saga Communications5,485
Entravision Communications Corporation5,452
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The statistic presents data on leading online radio companies in the United States in June 2018, ranked by the average number of active sessions. Spotify ranked first, with around 2.5 million average active sessions in June 2018. In second place was Pandora, which had 2.38 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
September 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
June 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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