Leading online radio companies in the United States in February 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 February 2018, ranked by the average number of active sessions. Spotify ranked first, with 2.24 million average active sessions in February 2018. In second place was Pandora, which had 2.1 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 Corporate2,241,262
Pandora Corporate2,102,628
iHeartRadio277,251
NPR member stations60,769
Entercom Communications Corp52,657
Cumulus Streaming Network44,449
Beasley Broadcating Corporate17,038
AccuRadio15,427
Univision14,606
EMF Corporate13,611
ESPN Radio Corporate13,208
Hubbard Broadcasting11,016
Salem Communications9,772
New York Public Radio9,637
Emmis Communications7,415
Urban One6,941
Bonneville Corporate6,008
Prisa Radio4,639
Entravision Communications Corporation3,807
Saga Communications3,649
Number of average active sessions
Spotify Corporate2,241,262
Pandora Corporate2,102,628
iHeartRadio277,251
NPR member stations60,769
Entercom Communications Corp52,657
Cumulus Streaming Network44,449
Beasley Broadcating Corporate17,038
AccuRadio15,427
Univision14,606
EMF Corporate13,611
ESPN Radio Corporate13,208
Hubbard Broadcasting11,016
Salem Communications9,772
New York Public Radio9,637
Emmis Communications7,415
Urban One6,941
Bonneville Corporate6,008
Prisa Radio4,639
Entravision Communications Corporation3,807
Saga Communications3,649
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The statistic presents data on leading online radio companies in the United States in February 2018, ranked by the average number of active sessions. Spotify ranked first, with 2.24 million average active sessions in February 2018. In second place was Pandora, which had 2.1 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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April 2018
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United States
Survey time period
February 2018
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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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