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A comprehensive report on Internet radio developments providing
the latest information on the prospects and challenges of online
radio and mobile music services and the implications of these services on traditional terrestrial broadcasters
• Analysis of radio listening on mobile phones via FM receivers and mobile apps. Includes detailed features and capabilities of radio apps,
including new advertising capabilities (display ads, audio ads, video
ads and targeted advertising)
• Profiles of twelve of the most innovative radio apps in Europe and the
United States launched by traditional terrestrial broadcasters including
special-interest non-audio apps and apps featuring personalized radio
services and crowd-sourced radio
• Detailed 45-page profiles analysis and back-to-back comparisons of
the nine of the most prominent radio and music streaming players in
Europe and the United States, including heavyweights Pandora and
Spotify, detailing user growth, financial performance and profitability
• Analysis, latest information and prospects of the new cloud-music services such as iTunes Match, Google Music, Amazon Cloud Drive,
Sony Music Unlimited
• Short profiles and analysis of prospects of competitors to key players
(both established and new entrants) in Europe and the United States
offering similar or different types of services (personalized radio services, user-generated or crowd radio players, on-demand subscription
services, Internet radio aggregators)
• Analysis of key business issues and other challenges facing radio and
music online services plus impact of these new services on terrestrial
broadcasting in Europe and the United States
• Overview of Internet radio markets in Europe and the United States,
detailing key players and the penetration and growth of online listening (simulcast FM and Internet-only services) via desktop and mobile devices during the past five years
The explosion of Internet-offers on-demand streaming vices such as Pandora and
connected devices has cre-from a catalogue of 15 million Spotify. In the past two years
ated listening opportunities songs and is the dominant however, broadcasters have
almost everywhere, vastly music service in Europe. increasingly embraced digital
expanding the ways people audio streaming, particularly
find and listen to audio ser-Then there are the behe-on mobile platforms.
vices. Mobile phones, tablets, moths: Apple with its new
computers, home stereos, in-launched iTunes Match ser-Radio is becoming an interaccar entertainment systems vice and Google Music, both tive medium as broadcasters
and TVs can now all connect of whom will probably have a develop ever more innovative
to the Internet, greatly in-profound impact on the online radio apps. Clear Channel
creasing the ways people find music industry. In particular, has revamped its mobile app
and listen to radio and music Apple is usurping the cloud —iHeartRadio—which now
services. concept to extend the value lets users create their own
of its iTunes store and its customized radio stations
Much of the industry buzz ecosystem of devices. with access to a library of
surrounds Pandora in the songs vastly superior to that
United States and Spotify in Terrestrial radio broadcasters of Pandora. Listeners can
Europe. With its 125 million are also moving into the also create playlists, skip
user base, Pandora is the space of the pure-plays. songs, etc. CBS is doing the
face of Internet radio in the Once the dominant way of same with its Last.fm subsidi-
US and allows users to cre-discovering music, radio ary. In Europe, terrestrial
ate personalized stations broadcasters have suffered in broadcasters in various counaround a favourite artist or recent years, losing their tries are preparing to offer
song or composer. Spotify younger audiences to ser-similar services.
“Internet Radio 2012—Prospects, Challenges and Implications is a 200 page
independent report providing an objective analysis of the personalized radio
and streaming music market, its players and future prospects
Some of the Key Business Issues addressed in this report include:
• What are the main benefits of radio apps for • Which are the most successful streaming mubroadcasters? sic business models and how are these evolv
• Who are the dominant personalized radio and ing to meet changing market conditions?
streaming music providers in Europe? • Will radio ultimately be delivered by IP only?
• What are the key regulatory and licensing is-• Are tablets the killer platform for mobile radio
sues facing online and mobile music services? listening, rather than phones?
• Are FM tuners in mobile phones now redun-• Is there really a role for RadioDNS in the
dant? broadcast/IP delivery debate?
• Are Pandora and Spotify’s market dominance • Is crowd-sourced radio a threat to traditional
unassailable? radio music formats?
• How can mobile radio and music services best • Which type of online streaming is growing the
be monetized? fastest?
• Will HTML5 replace all radio apps? • Which ads—display, audio or video—are the
• How long do users listen to radio via mobile most lucrative for broadcasters?
• Is consolidation in the Internet market inevita
• What impact will iTunes Match and Google ble and overdue?
Music have on the streaming music market? • Are streaming music services set to dominate
• Can broadcasters overcome the challenge of the in-car radio market?
Pandora, Spotify et al? • What impact are aggregators having on the
• Does online listening complement or reduce Internet radio market?
broadcast listening? • Are broadcasters making money from mobile
• How are radio apps being monetized? apps? How many streaming music providers
• How important is offering visual content on are profitable?