Radio Broadcasting in the US: Market Research Report

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Radio Broadcasting Market Research Report | NAICS 51311 | Aug 2014

Mixed signals: Online radio will shrink demand, but improved advertising will support growth

IBISWorld’s Radio Broadcasting market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Improving advertising budgets will bring some much-needed relief to radio broadcasters, but increasing competition from online music streaming sites, internet-only radio stations and digital music players will hamper industry growth. To maintain profitability, operators will scramble to restructure. One bright spot for the industry will be the growth of satellite radio, which generates revenue from subscription fees on top of advertising... purchase to read more

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Radio broadcasters were already fending off competition from podcasts, MP3 players and streaming radio by the time the recession took hold. During the downturn, radio's struggles were exacerbated when companies that purchase commercials made drastic cuts to advertising budgets. This trend crippled the Radio Broadcasting industry, which relies on ad buying for about 90.0% of its revenue. Major companies, including Clear Channel Communications and Sirius XM, were forced to restructure in response to the harsh operating environment. Nonetheless, IBISWorld estimates revenue will increase from recessionary lows at an annualized rate of 1.9% to $17.0 billion in the five years to 2014, with higher advertising spending expected to push up revenue 1.7% in 2014... purchase to read more


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What is the Radio Broadcasting Industry?

This industry consists of broadcasting stations, networks and syndicates that transmit audio programming through AM, FM and satellite radio channels. The Radio Broadcasting industry excludes operators that function solely online.

Industry Products
Contemporary musicNews and talk radioCountry musicClassic rock musicClassic hits musicMexican regional programmingSports programmingOther programming
Industry Activities
Radio station operationRadio network operation

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