Nearly 170,000,000 Americans listen to online radio every month. That's the latest research that came out with the Infinite Dial study. Online radio can be your local radio station streamed online or even a major streaming service like AccuRadio, Spotify, TuneIn or any other online only audio service. In Canada, we are certainly seeing strong growth fueled by a combination of more radio & music streaming options in the market, an increase in the # of people that have smartphones, access to wi-fi almost everywhere people go, lower data fees/larger allowances and consumers seeking out more of their music online.
Here is a great recap from Brad Hill at RAIN NEWS
Radioplayer Canada has officially launched and is available to Canadian listeners. The streaming app has more than 400 Canadian radio stations to choose from. It's great to see the variety of broadcasters taking this step as a group. With the rise of Mobile and people choosing their phone as a key device to listen to their music on, this should be a welcome addition to the music space. Many of our leanStream streaming stations will be using the Radioplayer Canada app!