Internet radio

  1. Spotify's New Radio Features Bring Out Investors' Doubts About Pandora

    December 12, 2011 3:02 PM EST Pandora Media (NYSE:P) shares had dropped 5 percent in midday trading Monday in the wake of music-streaming service Spotify's unveiling of upgraded radio features. The broader market was also down Monday, meaning Spotify wasn't behind th ...

  2. Pandora Reaches 40 Million Active Users, Sees No Impact from On-Demand Services

    November 22, 2011 9:11 PM EST Pandora is a radio station and "one of the largest radio stations" in major U.S. markets, CEO Joe Kennedy said during Tuesday's conference call for the company's fiscal third quarter earnings . Kennedy was addressing two common ...

  3. Business Matters: Music Discovery Abounds, Conversion Needs Improvement: Study

    November 10, 2011 7:00 PM EST Music Discovery Abounds, Conversion Needs Improvement: Study -- Music discovery is alive and well, according to a new NPD Group/NARM study released Thursday. But there are some concerns that digital platforms too easily provide free content withou ...

  4. Business Matters: Music Discovery by the Numbers

    October 25, 2011 7:39 PM EDT Music Discovery by the Numbers -- How much do people want to discover new music? It's a tough question to answer, but a few new statistics help paint a picture of music lovers' desire to learn more about the songs they hear. SoundHound s ...

  5. SoundExchange Paid Out a Record $88 Million in Q3, but Big Money Is Still Going Uncollected

    October 25, 2011 6:25 PM EDT SoundExchange announced on Tuesday that it paid out a record $88 million to 18,300 artists and labels in the third quarter of 2011. The payments cover royalties collected from Internet radio, satellite radio and cable TV music-only channels. Strea ...

  6. Are We in a New Age of Licensing?

    October 24, 2011 4:37 PM EDT Something great has happened in 2011. After almost stagnating in the last half of the 2000s, digital music is once again a hotbed of ideas, investment and consumer interest. A new crop of entrepreneurs is working with new technologies - such as sm ...

  7. Business Matters: Make No Mistake, EU Copyright Extension Is Good for Record Labels, Too

    September 12, 2011 6:40 PM EDT Make No Mistake, EU Copyright Extension Is Good for Record Labels, Too -- Artists and performing musicians are feeling the love in the European Union while record labels are being a bit overlooked. If you've read news reports about the EU ...

  8. Business Matters: Pandora Stock Falls 11% on Debut of New Clear Channel iHeartRadio Service

    September 08, 2011 6:57 PM EDT Pandora Stock Falls 11% on Debut of New Clear Channel iHeartRadio Service -- The changing strength of Pandora's competition was evident in the company's stock price Thursday. Shares of Pandora Media (NYSE:P) fell 10.91% on the day Clear ...

  9. Business Matters: Pandora Shows Strong Growth, Sees No Impact from Spotify Launch

    August 25, 2011 8:52 PM EDT Pandora Shows Strong Growth, Sees No Impact from Spotify Launch Internet radio company Pandora Media delivered what it needed to deliver in its first earnings release as a public company: growth in the important, top-line categories like active us ...

  10. Turntable.fm Raises $7.5 Million From Union Square Ventures, Valued at $37.5 Million

    August 02, 2011 12:44 PM EDT Hot social music startup Turntable.fm has raised $7.5 million from Union Square Ventures, according to a report at Betabeat. The deal values the company at $37.5 million. Reports of funding - the exact dollar amount and valuation reported today - ...

  11. Spotify Quietly Adds Artist Radio Function

    July 27, 2011 8:44 PM EDT Spotify users in the United States can now enjoy an artist radio function that mimics personalized Internet radio services like Pandora. The function had long been a standard feature available to European users, and it is found in existing U.S. su ...

  12. Business Matters: Mobile Listening Outpacing Mobile Ads, Pandora CEO Says

    July 23, 2011 1:55 PM EDT Mobile Listening Outpacing Mobile Ads, Pandora CEO Says -- Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy has suggested one of the analyst's fears about its business is coming true -- the company is not selling enough mobile ads. "The sheer level of aggregate ...

  13. Nielsen Paper Says Audio Streaming Lacks Growth in U.S., Europe

    July 22, 2011 3:40 PM EDT A new Nielsen white paper shows that audio streaming services in the U.S. -- and four European countries - have potential but lack growth. However, the scope of the company's survey may have led to results that are at odds with generally acce ...

  14. Business Matters: Earbits-Powered Radio Station Debuts at SFGate

    July 20, 2011 5:58 PM EDT Earbits-Powered Radio Station Debuts at SFGate -- Internet radio startup Earbits has found a clever way to get its product to market. SFGate, the online version of the San Francisco Chronicle, launched the Earbits-powered SFGate Radio on Wednesday ...

  15. Business Matters: Did You Know 64 Streams Equals One Download?

    July 19, 2011 6:35 PM EDT The Transition From Music Ownership to Access Is Gonna Hurt A Lotta Wallets -- (Editor's note: due to a spreadsheet typo, this article originally stated that 48 streams at 1.146 cents per stream equals the gross revenue rights holders get fro ...

  16. Inside Turntable.fm: Social Networking Meets Internet Radio

    July 15, 2011 4:30 PM EDT A strange thing happened on the way to the latest digital music revolution. As U.S. consumers and recording industry executives wait to see if Spotify and Apple can usher in a new era of cloud-based music streaming, Turntable.fm has become the m ...

  17. As Pandora Passes 100 Million Users, Can It Sustain Its Lead?

    July 13, 2011 12:23 PM EDT Pandora Media held its first get together for equity analysts on Tuesday. Its pitch: this is just the beginning. The company's road map was clear and realistic. Rather than eye other markets or undertake a radical transformation, Pandora is g ...

  18. Business Matters: DISH Picks Odd Time to Show Interest In Pandora

    June 28, 2011 8:47 PM EDT DISH Picks Odd Time to Show Interest in Pandora -- According to numerous media reports, satellite television operator DISH Network may buy an interest in, or outright acquire, personalized Internet radio company Pandora Media. The comment made by ...

  19. Do Investors Really Understand Pandora and Digital Music?

    June 27, 2011 2:56 PM EDT One reason for the wide swings in Pandora's stock price is due to wide differences in enthusiasm about the company. Investors with the greatest belief in the company purchased at $24 per share . Others waited until the price dropped below the ...

  20. Five Things Not To Expect From Pandora Post-IPO

    June 17, 2011 5:33 PM EDT Pandora's IPO has brought new expectations for both the company and digital music in general. There has been chatter about what its IPO means to digital music, how its product will change and how quickly it will tackle International expansion ...

  21. Pandora's Stock Retreats To Below IPO Price

    June 16, 2011 8:08 PM EDT Buyer's remorse already may be setting in for some investors in Internet radio station Pandora Media. After intense demand drove up the price for Pandora's initial public offering of stock, the shares plunged by as much as 11 percent dur ...

  22. Business Matters: Pandora Falls 24% on Second Day of Trading

    June 16, 2011 5:53 PM EDT Pandora Crashes Back to Earth, But Why? - After flying high on its opening day of public trading, Pandora Media came crashing back to earth on Thursday. Shares closed down 23.88% to $13.26, erasing $690 million in market value. Pandora's IPO ...

  23. Business Matters: Pandora Raises IPO Price, BTIG Analyst Advises Investors to Pass

    June 10, 2011 4:14 PM EDT Pandora IPO: Bulls vs. Bears -- Pandora is feeling good about its initial public offering of common stock. The company has upped the number of shares and its target price for its IPO, according to a revised S-1 SEC filing . The original plan was t ...

  24. Mspot's Radio Spotter Adds New Features Into Cloud Locker

    May 26, 2011 12:31 PM EDT The real value of the cloud for music isn't simply being able to stream music from online storage locker to multiple devices. That's the initial selling point, but it's only a doorway to additional services. Mspot , which launched i ...

  25. Pandora Adds Huge Archive of Comedy Clips

    May 04, 2011 11:19 AM EDT Pandora has added comedy tracks to its personalized Internet radio service. The company's comedy content currently includes 10,000 "sketches" from over 700 comedians, Pandora explained in a blog post. Pandora says it has a team of w ...

  26. This Week In Apps: 8tracks, Wah Wah Pedal, and the Next Lawsuit Waiting to Happen

    April 15, 2011 7:05 AM EDT tracks 8tracks is another playlist sharing app that allows users to upload MP3s to create customized playlists. The hook -- only eight tracks per playlist, hence the name. The Web-based service has received largely high marks for usability and fu ...

  27. Shazam Posts $16 Million In Revenue From 80 Million Users

    April 07, 2011 1:13 PM EDT Digital music is increasingly becoming a mix of large audiences and small revenues. Take, for example, the latest financials of music identification company Shazam. The company had a loss of 635,000 pounds ($957,000) on revenue of 10.6 million ($1 ...

  28. Rhapsody Asking Labels for New Internet Radio Rules -- A2IM Disagrees

    March 29, 2011 5:52 PM EDT Streaming music service Rhapsody , which on Friday will be celebrating a full year of independence from former parent company Real Networks, is taking steps to augment its Internet radio features -- to the chagrin of some in the music industry. Th ...

  29. SoundExchange Paid Out $252 Million In 2010

    March 17, 2011 5:33 PM EDT SoundExchange paid out $252 million in digital performance royalties in 2010, the organization announced Thursday. The non-profit performance rights organization has now paid out more than $600 million for the performances of sound recordings by w ...

  30. Clear Channel's Purchase Of Thumbplay All About Forthcoming Personalized Radio Service, Bob Pittman Says

    March 02, 2011 5:42 PM EST Clear Channel didn't buy Thumbplay for its cloud-based, on-demand subscription service. It bought the company for a not-yet-launched personalized Internet radio service that could debut within "a couple months," Bob Pittman, a Clear ...

  31. Business Matters: Pandora Slayed All Internet Radio Competition in December

    February 28, 2011 4:54 PM EST Pandora Killed the (Internet) Radio Star -- Pandora was the tops -- by a mile -- in Internet radio in December, according to Ando Media's latest rankings. Pandora was first in the Domestic Ranker (M-F, 6a-8p) with 642,614 active average sessi ...

  32. Pandora IPO Gives Look Inside the Internet Radio Leader

    February 14, 2011 1:58 PM EST Pandora filed for an initial public offering (IPO) of common stock on Friday, lifting the curtain that had hidden the financial details of the leading Internet radio company. Now, because of the disclosure requirements placed on companies seeking ...

  33. Pandora Files for IPO, Seeks to Raise $100 Million

    February 11, 2011 7:01 PM EST Popular Internet radio service Pandora is tuning up for an IPO later this year. The company outlined its plans for an initial public offering of stock in a Friday filing with securities regulators. The documents indicated Pandora will seek to rais ...

  34. New SoundExchange President Michael Huppe Talks About Future Challenges

    February 09, 2011 3:00 PM EST SoundExchange announced on Wednesday that Michael Huppe, the organization's long-time executive VP and general counsel, has been named its president. Huppe replaces outgoing president John Simson. "Mike's proven leadership ability a ...

  35. Last.fm To Listeners: Mobile Is A Premium Service

    February 07, 2011 11:48 AM EST Last.fm will charge for its radio service in mobile apps and home entertainment systems beginning February 15, the company announced on Monday . Last.fm listeners will continue to get free, web-based listening in the U.S., U.K. and Germany. U.S. a ...

  36. Business Matters: TargetSpot, Largest Online Radio Ad Network, Raises $8 Million; Flying Lotus' Cool New Technology

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST TargetSpot, Largest Online Radio Ad Network, Raises $8 Million -- Online radio ad provider Targetspot has raised $8 million from Union Square Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, CBS Radio and Milestone Venture Partners. The company boasts the largest ...

  37. Business Matters: Live365 Will Survive Webcasting Royalty Rates But May Appeal Ruling

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Live365 Internet Radio Network Says It Will Survive New Webcasting Royalty Rates -- Internet radio network Live365 will survive with the new webcasting royalty rates, general counsel David Rosenberg tells Billboard. The company, which opted out of ...

  38. Analysis: Why a Pandora IPO Would Work

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST While 2010 lacked the type of big-dollar digital music deals of earlier years, 2011 may be different. Personalized online radio service Pandora is said to be considering a mid-2011 initial public offering, according to TechCrunch . These rumors ha ...

  39. SoundExchange Payments Up 55% In 2009

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST SoundExchange, the organization that collects royalties for streaming sound recordings, increased its payouts to artists and rights owners by 55% in 2009, according to information in its recently filed IRS Form 990. Distributions to artists increa ...

  40. Business Matters: Radio Listening Dips, LimeWire Cuts Staff and more

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Study: Radio Listening Dips -- American youths are spending more time on the Internet and less time listening to radio, according to a new Edison Research study of 12- to 24-year-olds. Daily radio ...

  41. Slacker To Launch On-demand Feature

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Slacker personalized Internet radio service is poised to unveil its long-promised on-demand feature. The company is hosting a launch even in New York tonight to launch the service, which essentially turns Slacker from a Pandora competitor to a ...

  42. NAB, MusicFirst Mull Possible Compromise On Performance Royalties

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The consumer electronics industry is getting dragged into the ongoing battle over whether U.S. radio stations should pay a performance rights royalty to labels and artists. The National Association of Broadcasters is circulating among its members ...

  43. Pure Radio Launches Cloud-Based Music Service

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. radio manufacturer Pure has unveiled a cloud-based music service that will enable users to purchase songs they hear on the set at the touch of a button. The FlowSongs service was unveiled at a London launch today (Aug. 11) and attracted execu ...

  44. 5 Years After Live 8: Online Live Events Exploding

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Five years ago, AOL’s webcast of the Live 8 concerts marked a watershed moment for the live streaming of concert footage online. More than 5 million people tuned in via the Internet to watch footage of the event, compared to the 2.2 million that w ...

  45. SoundExchange Executive Director Simson To Exit

    July 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange executive director John Simson will leave the organization at the end of this year. By staying to the end of the year, it will allow the SoundExchange Board time to seek a replacement and also help in the transition to the new leader ...

  46. Business Matters: EFF, Google, WMG, Perez Hilton and more

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EFF ATTORNEY HEADED FOR GOOGLE -- Fred von Lohmann, senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is leaving to become Google's senior copyright counsel. Von Lohmann's name is well known in music industry circles. He defen ...

  47. What You Need To Know About Performance Royalties

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT How important are performance royalties to the industry's overall revenue mix? As sales and mechanical revenues decline, performance royalties take on greater importance. Consider these numbers to get a sense of its recent growth: -- Performa ...

  48. Business Matters: SoundExchange, Google, Live Nation and more

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- SoundExchange Q1 2010 payouts topped $52 million – 25% higher than any previous quarter. New registrants, growth in Internet radio and an increase in satellite radio subscriptions were said to be behind the record payout. ( New York Times ) -- ...

  49. Slacker To Launch On-demand Service

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Slacker customized Internet radio service reportedly plans to add a streaming on-demand subscription service in the coming months. Wired's Epicenter blog reports , and Billboard has confirmed, that the service will combine elements of Pan ...

  50. Business Matters: EMI Music Pub, StubHub, Pandora, Camper Van Beethoven and More

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Music Row says a major Nashville label will soon annou ...

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