Mobile analytics company App Annie released its list of the top app publishers of 2014. Pandora landed at number 37 in the rankings. Many of the 52 companies focus on mobile games or social media, and some of those companies put out dozens or even hundreds of apps. Pandora, even with its narrow focus, was one of the few music-focused brands to secure a spot on the list. A few other tech and entertainment majors also made the cut, including Sony, Microsoft, Disney, and Time Warner.
The choices were made by assessing the combined annual revenue from iOS and Android app purchases over the year. App Annie launched a new Index focused on music last fall for further insights into that industry on mobile.