Pandora, Spotify continue to hold top spots on App Annie Music Index

App Annie April 2015 Music IndexApp Annie released its April 2015 index of the top performing mobile apps in the U.S. The music rankings included a unified list of all apps for music listening and music creation, as well as separate rankings for each of those subcategories. In the unified list, Pandora held the top spot for top app by downloads and revenue, followed by Spotify. Across all music apps, SoundCloud was fourth by downloads and iHeartRadio was fifth. Shazam came in at No. 7, followed by Beats Music, Amazon Music, and TuneIn Radio. In terms of revenue, Beats Music was the No. 3 app, while Rhapsody secured the No. 6 place. Rdio ranked seventh and Slacker Radio fell at eighth.

These placements have shuffled very little from when the analytics company first launched the index in October 2014. Pandora and Spotify still held the top two slots, and most of the other services held similar rankings to the ones they now have in April. It’s notable that Amazon Music had a quick rise to download popularity. Also, Tidal didn’t manage to crack the top 10 list for all music apps. It did rank seventh among music listening apps by revenue, but did not make the download list in that subcategory.

Anna Washenko