'White Christmas' Tops List of Most Searched for Song Around the Holidays

TuneIn Debuts Christmas Channel Featuring Hundreds of Radio Stations from Around the World for Free

PALO ALTO, Calif., November 14, 2012 – TuneIn, the leading service for listening to music, sports and news streams from around the world, announced the launch of its dedicated Christmas channel, featuring over 250 free holiday stations and programs, spanning the globe from the U.S. to Iceland, Brazil and Armenia. Listeners can get in to the holiday spirit with great music programmed by popular tastemakers from all over the world from stations such as North Pole Radio, Ho Ho Ho Radio, Christmas Jazz, Radio Snowflake in the U.K., Tinsel & Tunes, Naughty Santa, and Rudolph Radio.

"Our listeners love holiday music so much so that holiday content starts to become popular on TuneIn as early as June, with engagement ramping up heavily in October and continuing well into the new year," said John Donham, CEO, TuneIn.

TuneIn took survey of its over 40 million monthly active listeners’ most searched-for holiday artists and songs. Legendary crooner Bing Crosby took the top spot as the most searched-for holiday artist, and his song "White Christmas" took first place as the most searched-for holiday song. Rounding out the top 5 searched-for holiday songs is "All I Want For Christmas (Is You)", "The Christmas Song", "Let It Snow", and "Blue Christmas" while Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams took the remaining slots for top 5 most searched-for artists around the holidays.

TuneIn took survey of its over 40 million monthly active listeners’ most searched-for holiday artists and songs. Legendary crooner Bing Crosby took the top spot as the most searched-for holiday artist, and his song "White Christmas" took first place as the most searched-for holiday song. Rounding out the top 5 searched-for holiday songs is "All I Want For Christmas (Is You)", "The Christmas Song", "Let It Snow", and "Blue Christmas" while Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra and Andy Williams took the remaining slots for top 5 most searched-for artists around the holidays.

The audio service also uncovered surprising holiday listening habits, both globally and at the state level in the U.S. The U.S., Canada and Japan lead the globe in Christmas listening while at the state level, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan display higher than average TuneIn listening when it comes to streaming holiday music.

Listeners can continue their TuneIn holiday music experience on TuneIn on over 200 different platforms including smartphone apps, connected vehicle dashboards, Internet home entertainment systems and online at www.tunein.com.

About TuneIn

TuneIn is the world's most popular service for listening to live, online radio. Each month, over 40 million people use TuneIn to listen to music, sports, news and talk, across more than 70,000 AM, FM and Internet radio stations. TuneIn is free, and available on more than 200 platforms to listeners in 230 countries and territories. Existing investors include Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, and General Catalyst Partners. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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