The design is reminiscent of Windows Phone although the Windows Phone app itself has not undergone any serious changes since last October. Nonetheless, the refresh for iOS and Android have earned Slacker an infusion of over 6 million new listeners and at least 3.5 million of those were on mobile.
Fortunately for Slacker, listening times have increased more than 25% and paid subscriptions have risen by more than 100,000. Moreover, the streaming service is “gross margin positive” across paid and ad-supported listeners.
“We’re thrilled with the results of our relaunch; since mid-February millions of new people are tuning into Slacker, they’re spending more time listening, and our paid subscriber base is growing fast,” said Jim Cady, CEO of Slacker. “And with our proven business model, Slacker is the only digital music service that is gross margin positive on every listener – whether they’re ad-supported or a paid subscriber.”
Slacker is fortunate to find itself preinstalled on several handsets across carriers as well as automobiles, even then, it claims it is now installed on more than three times as many iOS devices. Slacker is free to listen to, supported by advertisements and tailors music based on an artist or genre you select. There are also plenty of pre-programmed stations. Subscriptions start at $3.99 per month for Slacker Radio Plus which remove the ads, allow you to skip as many songs as you want and download stations for offline listening. Slacker Premium is $9.99 per month and throws unlimited on-demand access to Slacker’s entire music collection.
If you want to check out what you have been missing, you can find Slacker for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian.
+- Press Release
Mobile Explodes, Listening Time Up 25 Percent – Slacker is Gross Margin Profitable on EVERY User, Free or Paid
SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2013 – Slacker, the world’s most complete music service, revealed its latest audience growth figures, pointing to the success of the company’s relaunch on February 13th of this year. The complete redesign of the company’s digital music service gives more and more listeners access to millions of songs and hundreds of expert-crafted stations for free. On the web, tablets, smartphones, and consumer electronics devices – and in the car.
• More than six million new listeners joined, with 3.5 million on mobile
• People have increased average listening time by 25 percent
• Slacker is now installed on more than three times as many iOS devices
• Rocking the charts, Slacker is consistently ranked among the top three grossing apps on the App Store Top Grossing Chart
• More than 100,000 new paid subscribers have joined
Slacker is the most complete music service on Earth, offering streaming radio and on-demand access to a massive music library of more than 13 million songs, with new tracks added daily. A music guide and fine-tuning tools allow listeners to easily discover new music or add news, sports and talk content from ABC and ESPN. Slacker’s team of expert music curators also constantly update Slacker’s more than 200 genre and specialty stations so the music is always new, fresh and surprising.
Slacker is the only digital music service that has billing and distribution deals with every major North American wireless provider, including Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular. In addition, Slacker is available in vehicles produced by major automotive manufacturers including Ford, GM, Chrysler Group, Acura, Honda, Scion, Subaru and Tesla.
Slacker launched its digital music service in 2010. The company has doubled its business every year. Slacker has also recently expanded its operations, opening offices in Palo Alto, CA and New York City.
For more information about Slacker or to listen for free visit www.slacker.com
Slacker is the most complete music service on Earth. The company delivers free and subscription-based access to millions of songs and hundreds of expert-programmed stations, plus news, sports and talk, on the web, mobile devices, in-car infotainment systems and consumer electronics platforms. By blending a team of expert music curators and content programmers with cutting-edge analytics, Slacker delivers a seamless music discovery experience and uniquely personalized entertainment. Slacker was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Diego with offices in Palo Alto, CA and New York City. For more information about Slacker, or to listen for free, visit www.slacker.com