Leading online radio companies in the United States in September 2017, by average active sessions

Leading online radio companies in the U.S. 2017, by active sessions The statistic presents data on leading online radio companies in the United States in September 2017, ranked by the average number of active sessions. Spotify ranked second, with 2.12 million average active sessions in September 2017. In first place was Pandora, which had 2.47 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 Corporate2,466,243
Spotify Corporate2,118,177
iHeartRadio367,534
NPR member stations67,419
Entercom Communications Corp66,319
Cumulus Streaming Network58,862
Univision21,833
Beasley Broadcating Corporate21,649
AccuRadio19,110
ESPN Radio Corporate18,598
EMF Corporate15,992
Hubbard Broadcasting13,326
Salem Communications12,336
New York Public Radio12,183
Townsquare Media10,546
Emmis Communications9,631
Radio One9,509
Bonneville Corporate9,215
Entravision Communications Corporation9,046
Prisa Radio6,152
Number of average active sessions
Pandora Corporate2,466,243
Spotify Corporate2,118,177
iHeartRadio367,534
NPR member stations67,419
Entercom Communications Corp66,319
Cumulus Streaming Network58,862
Univision21,833
Beasley Broadcating Corporate21,649
AccuRadio19,110
ESPN Radio Corporate18,598
EMF Corporate15,992
Hubbard Broadcasting13,326
Salem Communications12,336
New York Public Radio12,183
Townsquare Media10,546
Emmis Communications9,631
Radio One9,509
Bonneville Corporate9,215
Entravision Communications Corporation9,046
Prisa Radio6,152

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The statistic presents data on leading online radio companies in the United States in September 2017, ranked by the average number of active sessions. Spotify ranked second, with 2.12 million average active sessions in September 2017. In first place was Pandora, which had 2.47 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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November 2017
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United States
Survey time period
September 2017
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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