Elias Roman

  1. Google Goes Shopping: The Next Big Music Play

    June 17, 2014 1:44 PM EDT This article first appeared in the June 21st issue of Billboard Magazine . Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats Electronics has spurred a flurry of interest in streaming music services from the world's richest tech companies. Of them, Go ...

  2. Google Offered $15 Million to Buy Songza (Report)

    June 06, 2014 7:15 PM EDT Google has offered $15 million to acquire curated playlist site Songza, according to the New York Post . The deal would give the search giant company a new music property that could improve its Google Play Music All Access subscription service or ...

  3. Business Matters: Soundrop Bets on Music as an Activity

    May 21, 2013 6:37 PM EDT The notion that music fits certain activities continues to spread at digital music services. Soundrop, known best for its Spotify app, launched what it calls “theme rooms” Tuesday that allow listeners to choose music based on activities. This a ...

  4. Songza Surpasses 6 Million App Installs, Debuts Version 3.0

    May 02, 2013 7:00 AM EDT With Pandora dominating and Apple looming, Songza is adding listeners and introducing features that change the way people use Internet radio. The service had 4.7 million active users in March, up from 2 million active monthly users at the end ...

  5. Songza Raises $3.8 Million in Fresh Funding

    April 14, 2013 2:15 PM EDT Internet radio service Songza has raised $3.8 million in fresh funding, according to an SEC filing . The news was first reported at TechCrunch . When reached by Billboard, Songza did not comment on the round or how it plans to use the funding.   ...

  6. Internet Radio: The Next Digital Underground

    July 19, 2012 6:35 PM EDT One is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Another was recently launched by the world's leading on-demand music subscription service. And yet another has quietly accumulated 30 million monthly users. These three Internet services are part ...

  7. Business Matters: Is Madonna Behind Live Nation's Stock Surge?

    February 03, 2012 6:14 PM EST Live Nation Stock Jumped After Madonna Tour Announcement Are investors excited about Madonna's upcoming tour? Or are they increasingly convinced the concert business has left its troubles behind? Maybe a bit of both. Live Nation's stock ...

  8. @MEL: Purported Pandora Killer Makes Pitch At Innovators Showcase

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Pandora reigns among the break-out music technology apps of the era, but now some upstarts think they can outdo the Oakland, Calif-based music service by making streaming radio more of a game. Songza Media CEO Elias Roman pitched his personalized ...