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World Internet Radio Industry

  • January 2015
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 210 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Internet Radio in US$ Thousands. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 95 companies including many key and niche players such as -

8tracks
977 Music, Inc.
AccuRadio, LLC
Amazon.com, Inc.
AOL Radio

Table Of Contents

World Internet Radio Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
A Prelude II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-2
Internet Radio: Gaining Edge over Terrestrial Radio Broadcasting II-2
Competitive Landscape II-2
Table 1: Select Countries Ranked by Percentage Share of
Internet Users Listening to Internet Radio on Weekly Basis
(2014) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Technology Companies: A Threat to Internet Radio Participants II-3
Pandora Faces Stiff Competition- As Industry Heads towards
Consolidation II-3
A Brief Overview of Leading Internet Radio Companies II-4
Other Internet Radio Service Providers: II-4
AcousticAlternative.com II-4
‘TheInferno'Radio II-5
Expanding Internet User Base: A Key Driving Force II-5
Table 2: Number of Internet Users Worldwide (in Million) and
Penetration Percentage for Years 2001, 2011, 2013 and 2014
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 3: Top Ten Internet Countries: Ranked by Number of
Internet Users (in Millions): September 2014 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 4: Worldwide Internet Penetration Rates (%) by Region:
September 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Rising Smartphone Usage Fueling Growth of Internet Radio II-7
Table 5: Global Mobile Devices Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Unit Shipments by Device Type (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 6: World Mobile Phones Market (2010-2015): Percentages
Breakdown of Shipments by Feature Phones and
Smartphones(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 7: Global Smartphones Market (2013 and 2018): Sales in
Million Units by Geographic Region/Country (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 8: Global Smartphone Penetration Rates (as a Percentage
of Mobile Phone Users) for Select Countries (2013) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Worldwide Mobile Subscriber Base - Key Statistics II-10
Table 9: Top 10 Countries with Active Mobile Subscriptions
(in Millions): January 2014 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 10: Global Mobile Subscriptions (January 2014):
Percentage Breakdown of by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-11
Soaring Mobile Broadband Penetration Rates to Power Growth for
Internet Radio on Mobile Platforms II-11
Table 11: Worldwide Active Broadband (Fixed and Mobile) Per 100
People (2013): Breakdown by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 12: Global Mobile Broadband Subscriptions (in Million)
in Developed and Developing Countries: January 2014 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Table 13: Worldwide Mobile Broadband Penetration Rate (%) by
Region: January 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Increased Strain on 3G Networks Brings 4G Networks into the
Spotlight II-13
Table 14: World Market for Mobile Handsets by Technology -
Percentage Breakdown of Annual Sales Volume for 2G, 2.5G,
3G, 3.5G, and 3.9G Enabled Handsets for Years 2013 and 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 15: Leading Countries Worldwide by Number of 3G/4G
Subscriptions: Percentage Breakdown for 2013Q2 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Transition from 3G to 4G Networks: Revolutionizing the Mobile
Communications Landscape II-15
Table 16: Global 4G Market (2013): Percentage Breakdown of
Subscribers by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Table 17: Global 3G Mobile Broadband Market (2009 and 2014):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Subscriptions by
Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17
Internet Radio Technology to Witness Widespread Deployment in
Vehicles II-17
Opportunity Indicator: II-18
Table 18: Global Radio Consumption (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Radio Services Consumption by Location
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 19: World Car Audio Consumption (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Audio Media Consumed by Medium Used
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18
In-Vehicle Wi-Fi to Encourage In-Vehicle Internet Radio Adoption II-19
Legislative Mandates to Spur Adoption of Internet Radio II-19
Home Audio Systems Cautiously Embracing Internet Radio II-19
Monetization of Internet Radio Services II-20
Internet Radio and Local Advertising II-20
Catalogs: The Heart of On-Demand Services II-20
Multi-Channel Distribution: Key to Long-Term Success II-21
Rising Royalty Rates - A Cause of Concern for Radio Stations II-21
Marketers Track Web Browsing Trends to Serve Ads II-21
Radio Broadcasters Need to Smarten Up to Increase Revenues
through Internet II-21
Internet Radio: A Platform for Indie Artists II-22

2. AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERNET RADIO II-23
What is Internet Radio? II-23
Historical Background II-23
Features Unique to Internet Radio II-23
Global Reach II-24
Personalization II-24
Interactivity II-24
Wider Selection of Service Providers II-24
Option of Time-Shifting and Selecting Specific Stations II-24
Facility of Accurately Measuring Audience II-25
Internet Radio Streaming Technology II-25
Internet Radio Terminals II-25
Dedicated Internet Radio Terminal Devices II-26
Types of Internet Radio II-26
Simulcasting II-26
Webcasting II-26
Interactive Audio Streaming II-26
Podcasting Vs Internet Radio II-27
What are Radio Apps? II-27
Advantages of Internet Radio II-27
Ease of Use II-27
Free of Cost II-28
Real-Time Listening of Media Streams II-28
Better Access to Choices of Other Listeners II-28
Enhanced Sound Quality II-28
Lesser Advertisements II-28
Lower Cost of Owning Radio Programmes II-28
Censor-Free Programming II-28
Wider Choice of Entertainment Channels II-29
Elimination of Time Constraints II-29
Broadcasting Independent of Specific Geographic Range II-29
On-Demand Listening II-29
Disadvantages of Internet Radio II-29
Heavy Reliance on High Speed Internet Connectivity II-29
Usage of Large Amounts of Bandwidth II-30
Lack of Scalability II-30
Failure to Detect Certain Internet Radio Stations II-30
Cost Per Impression (CPM) II-30
CPMs for Internet Radio II-30

3. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS II-31
Amazon Introduces Prime Online Music Streaming Service II-31
Google Upgrades Play Music with Songza Functionality II-31
Google Upgrades Play Music to Support iPhone 6 Devices II-31
Pandora Releases Pandora 5.0 on Amazon App Store in Australian
Market II-31
UST Global Rolls Out Own Radio Station II-31
Niti Digital Unveils NWR Live and NiTi Web Radio Services II-31
Apple Introduces iTunes Internet Radio Service II-31
SiriusXM Introduces MySXM Service to Personalize Available
SiriusXM Stations II-31
Thefuture.fm Launches iPhone Application II-32
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Unveils AppRadio 2 (SPH-DA100) II-32
Frontier Silicon Introduces Venus 2i-BT Audio Platform II-32
D-Link Launches MovieNite Media Player II-32
Raditaz Upgrades Service to Improve User Experience II-32
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Unveils Single CD Receivers II-32
Spotify Adds Radio Feature to iPad and iPhone Apps II-32
Slacker Introduces Slacker Radio on Roku II-33
Sirius XM Radio Rolls Out SiriumXM Lynx Portable Radio II-33
Slacker Introduces SWAMI SOUND SYSTEM on Slacker Radio II-33
Sirius XM Radio Unveils New Update for SiriusXM Internet Radio
App II-33
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Launches Audio Video Receivers II-33
Clarion Launches Navigation In-Dash Source Units II-33
Raditaz Launches Raditaz Music Platform for Android and iOS
Platforms II-33

4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-34
Apple Acquires Beats Electronics and Beats Music II-34
Apple Mulls Integrating Beats into iTunes II-34
Google Acquires Songza II-34
Spotify Concludes Echo Nest Acquisition II-34
Rdio Concludes TastemakerX Acquisition II-34
Deezer Takes Over Stitcher II-34
Pandora Partners with Ford Australia to Expand Service
Availability in Australian Market II-34
Pazoo Inks Agreement with Fractal Recording II-34
Clear Channel Changes its Name to iHeartMedia II-35
SirusXM and Fox News Ink Broadcast Agreement II-35
Star Entertainment Takes Over Tranzistor Systems II-35
Salem Communications and TuneIn Sign Partnership Agreement II-35
CBS RADIO and TuneIn Sign Licensing Agreement II-35
Alpine Electronics to Partner with Chleon Automotive to
Develop Infotainment Platform II-35
RadioPlayer Enters into Partnership with Audioboo II-35

5. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-36
8tracks (US) II-36
977 Music, Inc. (US) II-36
AccuRadio, LLC (US) II-36
Amazon.com, Inc. (US) II-36
AOL Radio (US) II-37
Apple Inc. (US) II-37
Deezer (France) II-37
Digitally Imported, Inc. (US) II-38
Grooveshark (US) II-38
Google Inc. (US) II-38
iHeartMedia, Inc. (US) II-38
Pandora Media, Inc. (US) II-39
Rhapsody International (US) II-39
Slacker, Inc. (US) II-39
SomaFM (US) II-40
Spotify Ltd (UK) II-40
Tesco PLC (UK) II-40
TuneIn (US) II-41

6. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-42
Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Internet Radio by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Advertising
Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 21: World Historic Review for Internet Radio by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Internet Radio by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Advertising
Revenues for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006,
2014, and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Market Overview III-1
Table 23: US Internet Radio Market (2010-2014): Percentage
of Population Listening on a Weekly Basis (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 24: US Internet Radio Market (2010-2014): Average
Weekly Time Spent in Hours: Minutes (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2
Traditional Radio Hangs onto Lead III-2
Table 25: US Radio Market (2014): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Revenues by Source - Spot Advertising,
Off-Air, Network and Digital Platform (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2
Rising Numbers of Internet Radio Listeners III-3
Table 26: US Radio Market (2014): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Listening Hours for Terrestrial Radio,
Satellite Radio, and Internet Radio (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 27: US Digital Radio Market (2010-2014): Number of
Listeners in Million on a Monthly Basis (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Impact of Economic Crisis III-4
Royalty Rates: Will the Proposed Legislation to Turn the
Tide for Internet Radio Companies? III-4
Recording Industry Feels Threatened by Proliferation of
Internet Radio III-5
In-Car Internet Radio: On the Up III-5
Table 28: US Radio Market (2014): Percentage Share of
Population Using Radio in Car by Device - AM/FM Radio, CD
Player, Internet Radio, MP3 Player, and Satellite Radio
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Mobile: The Key Driver of Internet Radio Usage III-6
Table 29: US Market for Mobile Music (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Revenues by Application (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
Connected Home Audio Device Sales Make Gains with Internet
Radio III-6
Pure-Play Internet Radio Stations to Grow at Faster Rate III-6
Per-Performance Royalties Unfavorable to Internet Radio III-7
Table 30: Per Performance Royalties Paid to Recording
Owners by Internet Radio Providers for Years 2006 through
2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7
Transforming Ad Monetization Approach of Broadcasters III-8
Streaming Services Face Monetization Challenges III-8
New Entrants Threaten Pandora's Dominance III-8
Competitive Scenario III-8
Table 31: Leading Players in the US Internet Radio Market
(2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Total Listening Hours
for CBS Radio, Cumulus Streaming, iHeartMedia, Pandora,
Slacker and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9
Product Launches III-9
Strategic Corporate Developments III-12
Key Players III-13
B.Market Analytics III-19
Table 32: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Internet Radio with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 33: US Historic Review for Internet Radio with Annual
Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

2. CANADA III-21
Market Analysis III-21
Table 34: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Internet Radio with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 35: Canadian Historic Review for Internet Radio with
Annual Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

3. JAPAN III-23
A.Market Analysis III-23
Current and Future Analysis III-23
Internet Radio to Reinvigorate Radio Industry III-23
Strategic Corporate Development III-24
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 36: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Internet Radio with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 37: Japanese Historic Review for Internet Radio with
Annual Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

4. EUROPE III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Current and Future Analysis III-26
Rising Use of Internet Services by Public Service Broadcasters III-26
Growing Popularity of Internet Radio in Western Europe III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 38: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Internet Radio by Country/ Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand
for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 39: European Historic Review for Internet Radio by
Country/Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest
of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 40: European 15-Year Perspective for Internet Radio by
Country/Region - Percentage Breakdown of Advertising
Revenues for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of
Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014, and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4a. FRANCE III-30
A.Market Analysis III-30
Current and Future Analysis III-30
Strategic Corporate Development III-30
Deezer (France) - A Key Player III-30
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 41: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Internet Radio with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 42: French Historic Review for Internet Radio with
Annual Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

4b. GERMANY III-33
A.Market Analysis III-33
Current and Future Analysis III-33
Overview III-33
Table 43: Online Radio Market in Germany (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Number of Radio Stations by Type -
Online Only, Simulcast, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 44: Online Radio Market in Germany (2014): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Number of Hits by Distribution Channel
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 45: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Internet Radio with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 46: German Historic Review for Internet Radio with
Annual Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4c. ITALY III-36
Market Analysis III-36
Table 47: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Internet Radio with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 48: Italian Historic Review for Internet Radio with
Annual Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Current and Future Analysis III-38
Growing Use of Internet Content III-38
Product Launches III-38
Strategic Corporate Development III-38
Key Players III-39
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 49: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Internet Radio with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 50: UK Historic Review for Internet Radio with Annual
Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

4e. SPAIN III-42
Market Analysis III-42
Table 51: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Internet Radio with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$
Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 52: Spanish Historic Review for Internet Radio with
Annual Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

4f. REST OF EUROPE III-44
Market Analysis III-44
Table 53: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Internet Radio with Annual Advertising Revenues
in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 54: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Internet Radio
with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-46
A.Market Analysis III-46
Current and Future Analysis III-46
India III-46
Product Launches III-46
Strategic Corporate Development III-47
B.Market Analytics III-47
Table 55: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Internet Radio with Annual Advertising Revenues
in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 56: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Internet Radio
with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

6. REST OF WORLD III-49
Market Analysis III-49
Table 57: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Internet Radio with Annual Advertising Revenues
in US$ Thousand for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 58: Rest of World Historic Review for Internet Radio
with Annual Advertising Revenues in US$ Thousand for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 95 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 98)

The United States (67)
Canada (9)
Japan (2)
Europe (13)
- France (2)
- The United Kingdom (10)
- Rest of Europe (1)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (5)
Latin America (1)
Middle East (1)

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