While other personalised music webcasters were being their normal selves, streaming away to the happiness of their listeners, one service was secretly growing its numbers.
According to Triton Digital’s just-released “Top 20 Ranker”, a lesser-known music streaming service- AccuRadio, was the fastest growing personalized music webcaster, beating Pandora, iHeartRadio and others.
Between January 2015 and December 2015, the service‘s AQH listener traffic grew 80% – a rate of growth that led all webcasters in Triton Digital’s “Webcast Metrics Top 20” (U.S., Mon.-Sun. 6a-12m), topping Pandora, iHeartRadio and others.
AQH (Average Quarter-Hour Persons) 2015 Growth %:
AccuRadio, up 80%
Spotify, up 46%
iHeartMedia, up 25%
Pandora, up 10%
CBS Radio, down 14%
Year-Over-Year growth %, January 2015 – January 2016:
AccuRadio, up 59%
Spotify, up 49%
iHeart, up 21%
Pandora, up 4%
Founded in 2000 and based in Chicago, AccuRadio streams over a thousand stations of free internet radio across all genres.
Based on monthly reports from Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics service, it’s usually about the 10th most listened to web streaming service, although that varies from month to month, among all U.S. broadcast groups that stream online.