In his "State of the industry" address, Kurt Hanson, US specialist of Internet Radio, and publisher of RAIN Online Radio and Internet Newsletter, presented keys trends for online radio in 2013 : On-demand large variety - Primacy of smartphone - Growing popularity of on-line radio - A world of near infinite bandwidth - Musicians will embrace online radio - Rise of billion-$ brands 

Kurt Hanson also presented 7 recommendations :
1. Define radio inclusively
2. Maximize FM values (live, local, linear)
3. For growth, look online radio
4. Build stand alone team
5. New medium, new brand name
6. Build early (Or partner)
7. Develop a 2020 vision