Leading online radio companies in the United States in August 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 August 2018, ranked by the average number of active sessions. Spotify ranked first, with around 2.62 million average active sessions in August 2018. In second place was Pandora, which had 2.39 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 2018, global radio revenue totaled 50.7 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 2018, radio reached 92.8 percent of all women and 93 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 Corporate2,616,627
Pandora Corporate2,386,423
iHeartRadio394,326
NPR member stations71,160
RADIO.COM*66,624
Cumulus Streaming Network65,660
Beasley Broadcating Corporate24,236
Univision23,069
AccuRadio20,110
EMF Corporate19,618
Hubbard Broadcasting17,581
ESPN Radio Corporate16,853
Salem Communications13,309
Urban One12,088
New York Public Radio11,956
Bonneville Corporate10,091
Emmis Communications8,696
Prisa Radio6,757
Entravision Communications Corporation5,541
Saga Communications5,494
Number of average active sessions
Spotify Corporate2,616,627
Pandora Corporate2,386,423
iHeartRadio394,326
NPR member stations71,160
RADIO.COM*66,624
Cumulus Streaming Network65,660
Beasley Broadcating Corporate24,236
Univision23,069
AccuRadio20,110
EMF Corporate19,618
Hubbard Broadcasting17,581
ESPN Radio Corporate16,853
Salem Communications13,309
Urban One12,088
New York Public Radio11,956
Bonneville Corporate10,091
Emmis Communications8,696
Prisa Radio6,757
Entravision Communications Corporation5,541
Saga Communications5,494
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The statistic presents data on leading online radio companies in the United States in August 2018, ranked by the average number of active sessions. Spotify ranked first, with around 2.62 million average active sessions in August 2018. In second place was Pandora, which had 2.39 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 2018, global radio revenue totaled 50.7 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 2018, radio reached 92.8 percent of all women and 93 percent of all men between the ages of 35 and 64 in the United States.
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Release date
December 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
August 2018
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from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Supplementary notes
*Entercom Communications Corp.’s streams are now listed as RADIO.COM as of July 2018.
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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