Audio Entertainment Market Predicted to Soar in 2024

  • By Fanbase User
  • May 17 2024 · 2 min read

The audio entertainment market, encompassing podcasts, streaming music, radio, and audiobooks, is poised for substantial growth in 2024. In a new statistic, the number of monthly average podcast listeners will exceed 1.7 billion, audiobook listeners will reach 270 million, streaming music subscribers will hit 750 million, and radio listeners will approach 4 billion, or nearly half of the global population. These increases in audience numbers will contribute to a projected annual revenue surpassing $75 billion, representing a 7% year-over-year growth across these formats. However, despite the broad reach and increasing listening hours, many providers continue to struggle with profitability, highlighting the ongoing challenge of effective monetization in this sector.

Consumer growth in the audio entertainment market will likely be influenced by factors such as cost, content, and convenience. The market still has significant room for expansion, particularly among global smartphone users, of which only about 14% currently pay for streaming music services. This presents a lucrative opportunity for platforms and content providers to attract new audiences, particularly among younger generations like Gen Z and Millennials. The availability of free or low-cost audio formats, coupled with diverse and compelling content, supports this growth. Additionally, the convenience and portability of audio entertainment, bolstered by the adoption of audio-enabling devices like smart speakers and headphones, are expected to further drive consumer engagement and market expansion in 2024.

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