- In its last monthly audience report (quarterly numbers will still be given), Pandora (P -2.2%) states it had 77M active listeners in May, up from 76M in April and 70.8M a year ago.
- However, listener hours only rose 1.7% M/M (in spite of an extra day) to 1.73B. On a Y/Y basis, they rose 28%.
- Pandora's share of total U.S. radio listening (influenced by seasonality) was 9.13%, down from 9.28% in April and up from 7.29% a year ago.
- The numbers come amid worries about the Apple/Beats deal, an expected iTunes Radio revamp, and Amazon's reported plans to launch a streaming music service bundled with Prime subscriptions.