Pandora Media

  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. Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices 8/26-8/30

    August 30, 2013 2:18 PM EDT       .Biz Stock Ticks: This Week's Entertainment Indices Biz Stock Ticks looks at publicly traded entertainment stock prices over the last week by Apple, Best Buy, Facebook, Google, Live Nation, Pandora, Sony, Sirius, TransWorld and Sony - ...

  3. Pandora Media Stock Slides 13 Percent

    August 23, 2013 6:30 PM EDT Shares of Pandora Media tanked 13 percent Friday, a day after the digital-music company reported its quarterly earnings but disappointing guidance. Pandora on Thursday reported earning 4 cents a share in the most recent quarter, twice what analy ...

  4. Apple, Universal Music Group Reach Agreement for iRadio Service: Report

    May 09, 2013 10:14 PM EDT Universal Music Group has agreed to license its songs to Apple Inc.'s proposed iRadio streaming service, according to the Financial Times.  With the largest record company in the bag, the Cupertino, California, hardware company now only nee ...

  5. Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy Stepping Down to 'Recharge'

    March 07, 2013 6:29 PM EST Joe Kennedy, who has been at the helm of Pandora Media for nearly a decade, on Thursday announced he will sign off as the Internet radio company’s chief executive soon as a replacement CEO is named. “I love this business, which I helped create,” ...

  6. Morning Fix: Others Who Died on Jenni Rivera Flight; Pepsi's Label-Like Plans; 12-12-12 Benefit Album

    December 11, 2012 8:30 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and our other free music-business newsletters WHO WAS WITH JENNI RIVERA ABOARD THE PLANE THAT CRASHED? There have been few details about the people who were aboard the private plane with ...

  7. Pandora Expands Beyond U.S. for First Time, Launches in Australia, New Zealand

    December 10, 2012 8:01 PM EST Pandora Media on Monday officially expanded outside of its home territory in the United States, bringing its streaming radio service to Australia and New Zealand. The Oakland, Calif.-based Internet radio company announced in a filing with the Secu ...

  8. Internet Royalties Showdown in Washington Wednesday: What to Expect

    November 27, 2012 6:01 PM EST Major stakeholders are expected to make their case on Wednesday in a Congressional hearing that will set the stage for what is likely to be a long battle over Internet radio royalty rates. At stake are hundreds of millions of dollars in fees paid ...

  9. Rihanna, Katy Perry, Billy Joel, 122 Other Artists Tell Pandora: 'That's Not How Partners Work Together'

    November 14, 2012 12:15 PM EST The battle over webcasting royalties went up a notch Wednesday when 125 artists ranging from Alabama to Zac Brown Band wrote an open letter to Internet-radio company Pandora Media over its attempt to change the way the statutory webcasting rates a ...

  10. Morning Fix: Live Nation's 3Q Earnings; Pandora Sues ASCAP; Google Buries Legal MP3 Sites

    November 06, 2012 8:18 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix and other free music-business newsletters LIVE NATION PROFIT, REVENUE SOAR IN THIRD QUARTER: Live Nation got through a tepid global economy to deliver strong growth in revenue and net profit i ...

  11. Pandora Shares Rebound After iRadio No-Show

    September 14, 2012 8:15 PM EDT Shares of Pandora Media have recaptured over half the value lost after a Wall Street Journal report alerted investors Apple was considering building an Internet radio service. After starting the week with Apple's boot on its neck, Pandora end ...

  12. Apple News Takes Bite Out of Pandora's Market Cap

    September 07, 2012 5:13 PM EDT Shares of Internet radio giant Pandora Media took a big hit Friday as investors absorbed news that Apple is planning - merely planning, mind you - an Internet radio service. After closing at $12.57 on Thursday, Pandora shares opened down 19.4% at ...

  13. Morning Fix: Bertelsmann Wants EMI Assets; Jay-Z's 'Made In America' Costs; Twitter's New Tools

    August 31, 2012 8:08 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. WHITE PAPER URGES FTC TO BLOCK UMG-EMI DEAL; EU NAT'L REGULATORS TO VOTE ON MERGER Next Week The American Antitrust Institute, a Washington-based non-profit org aniza ...

  14. Pandora Shares Bounce on Analyst Upgrades

    August 30, 2012 7:21 PM EDT Analyst upgrades and improved fiscal 2013 guidance pushed shares of Pandora Media as high as $12.43 Thursday before ending up 14.3% to $11.52. Trading was heavy at 40.6 million shares versus a daily average of 2.8 million. Pandora's Second Qu ...

  15. Pandora Mobile Revenue Outpaces Overall Growth, Yet Losses Grow

    August 29, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Pandora Media grew its revenue 52% to $89.4 million in its fiscal quarter ended July 31 while increasing mobile revenue 85% to $59.2 million. Total revenue for the first six months of the company's fiscal year was $182 million with $160 milli ...

  16. En Breve: Telivisa's New Launch,

    July 26, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Televisa Launches Production Firm Mexican media giant Televisa is launching Televisa USA, a U.S.-based production company set to create English-language content for American TV. The venture follows in the footsteps of Pantelion Films, launched in ...

  17. Business Matters: BandPage Branches Out

    July 24, 2012 5:16 PM EDT BandPage Everywhere Allows Artists to Update Web Presences From One Place One ongoing trend in digital music startups has been to help artists, managers and labels save time, work more efficiently and basically do more with less. It's seen in ...

  18. Business Matters: Will Japan Warm Up To Sony Music Unlimited?

    July 03, 2012 4:56 PM EDT Will Japan Warm Up To Sony Music Unlimited? -- Subscription services haven't had much success in Japan. Napster Japan, a joint venture between Napster and Tower Records, failed to grow subscribers to a profitable in three and a half years of ...

  19. Exclusive: TuneIn Adds Fox News, Bloomberg and More

    June 21, 2012 1:28 PM EDT Online radio service TuneIn has announced partnerships with more than 20 major broadcasting companies that will add 600 stations to its existing directory of over 50,000 AM/FM and Internet-only broadcasts. The deal includes top talk brands Fox New ...

  20. Songza Reaches One Million iOs Downloads in Ten Days, But Is It The Next Big Thing?

    June 19, 2012 7:49 AM EDT The tech press loves next big things. Last summer it was Turntable.fm. Now it looks like Internet radio service Songza is this summer's next big thing in digital music. On Monday news spread that the service topped one million iOS downloads i ...

  21. Business Matters: Sonos Lands $135 Million for the Future of the Digital Living Room

    June 18, 2012 5:49 PM EDT Sonos Radises $135 Million For Digital Living Room Some major investors appear to be betting that living rooms are finally ready for digital music. Sonos , the maker of digital music listening equipment for the home, has raised $135 million in a r ...

  22. Business Matters: Songza Takes a Bite Out of Pandora

    June 13, 2012 9:06 PM EDT Songza Takes a Bite Out of Pandora -- An upstart Internet radio company has caused Pandora Media, the leading Internet radio service, to drop 11.2% over the last two trading days and shed $208 million of market value. If you haven't heard of ...

  23. Business Matters: Facebook's IPO Could Have Just Killed Some Digital Music IPOs

    May 29, 2012 6:14 PM EDT Facebook IPO Issues May Deter Vevo and Spotify Facebook's problematic IPO has not only resulted in investor lawsuits and questions about the Nasdaq, it could have killed or postponed the IPO aspirations of Vevo and Spotify. Both companies hav ...

  24. Business Matters: Yahoo! Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!'

    May 24, 2012 6:42 PM EDT Business Matters: Yahoo Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!' (With 27 million Monthly Visitors) -- What has 27 million U.S. visitors each month and seems to get less attention in the music business than many music blogs? Yahoo! Music. Yahoo! Music did ...

  25. Pandora Beats Guidance for Quarter, Raises Guidance for Fiscal Year

    May 23, 2012 7:03 PM EDT Pandora Media pleased investors by beating estimates for its fiscal first quarter revenue and increasing its guidance for the fiscal year. Revenue grew 58% to $80.8 million, easily beating the company's guidance of $72 million to $75 million. ...

  26. What to Expect from Pandora's Earnings Release Today

    May 23, 2012 10:03 AM EDT Look for continued, strong listener growth to be the theme when Pandora Media reports its fiscal first quarter earnings today after the end of the trading day. The company's shares are down 30% to $9.98 since first fourth quarter earnings wer ...

  27. Business Matters: Triton Media Helping Pandora Seem More Like a Radio Company

    May 21, 2012 5:48 PM EDT By Acting More Like Radio, Pandora Can Sell Advertising Pandora Media will become a successful Internet radio service by acting more and more like a radio company. In order to be a radio company, you need to use metrics common in the radio busines ...

  28. Web Trends: Jay-Z Backs Barack Obama's Support of Gay Marriage

    May 15, 2012 4:22 PM EDT Google Trends: There are no music trends at this time. Twitter Music Trend: There are no music trends at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. The 25 Best 50 Cent Rants 4. Sexy photograph of Madonna posing naked on a bed while smoking a ci ...

  29. Web Trends: Serena Williams Is A Rapper

    May 11, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Google Trends: No new topics trending. Twitter Music Trend: 5. #ReplaceEminemSongWithShady Eminem fans have some fun via Twitter replacing words in his song titles with "Shady." 9. Serena Williams The tennis star makes her rap debut and ...

  30. Web Trends: Against Me! Singer Comes Out as Transgender

    May 10, 2012 4:31 PM EDT Google Trends: 11. against me - Against Me!'s singer Tom Gabel has come out as transgender. She will soon begin her transition from male to female. Twitter Music Trend: 4. demiisourparadise - Demi Lovato's show their support moments befo ...

  31. Web Trends: Watch The Crowning Of 'The Voice' Season 2 Winner

    May 09, 2012 4:56 PM EDT Google Trends: 3. jermaine paul - the powerful singer (and former Alicia Keys back-up singer) was crowned the winner of "The Voice" last night. He was mentored by country star Blake Shelton. 4. the voice winner - people are searching for ...

  32. Web Trends: Listen To Alanis Morissette's New Single

    May 08, 2012 4:00 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. The Voice Finale NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. First Listen: Beach House, 'Bloom' 2. First Listen: Best Coast, 'The Only Place' 3. Deploy The Beat: A Basic Training Workout Mix 4. The Ultimate NPR Workout Mix 5. D ...

  33. Web Trends: RIP Adam Yauch

    May 04, 2012 4:44 PM EDT Google Trends: 
 5. adam yauch Beastie Boys co-founder is dead at 47 of cancer. 8. skylar laine Skyler was vote off "American Idol" last night, leaving four finalists. 
 15. carrie underwood The country star p ...

  34. Web Trends: Leonard Cohen Announces Tour

    May 03, 2012 4:33 PM EDT Google Trends: There are no google music trends at this time. Twitter Music Trend: There are no twitter music trends at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 11. Rock Band iOS not shutting down NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Dudes Act Like A Lady: ...

  35. Web Trends: Watch Shakira's Latest Video

    May 02, 2012 4:48 PM EDT Google Trends: 5. jessica simpson baby - the pop star/fashion tycoon gave birth to her daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson with fiancé Eric Johnson 11. jessica simpson gives birth - see No. 5 Twitter Music Trend: 1. Maybach O - the name former B2K membe ...

  36. Wed Trends: Listen To Norah Jones' 'Little Broken Hearts'

    May 01, 2012 4:52 PM EDT Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. How and why you should do data journalism 2. The 25 Sexiest Musicians Under 25 NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. How To Break Up With Attitude, According To Norah Jones 2. First Listen: Norah Jones, 'Little Broken H ...

  37. Web Trends: New Rihanna Video "Where Have You Been," Watch

    April 30, 2012 5:03 PM EDT Google Trends: None at this time. 
 Twitter Music Trend: 2. #ReplaceA7XSongsWithJimmy - fans of Avenged Sevenfold started a trend replacing a word in their songs with the word 'Jimmy' Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Rare Armstron ...

  38. Web Trends: Tupac's Coachella Hologram Cashes In

    April 27, 2012 5:34 PM EDT Google Trends: No new music topics trending this morning. Twitter Music Trend: 1. #AmexUNSTAGED Promoted - ad for Jack White's performance at Webster Hall tonight. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. 10 Rapper Video Games We Wish Existed 2. Ar ...

  39. Web Trends: The Killers' Saxophonist Tommy Marth Commits Suicide

    April 26, 2012 4:33 PM EDT Google Trends: 6. julianne hough - The professional ballroom dancer and country singer made a surprise appearance on American Idol last night 20. ryan seacrest - Ryan Seacrest made it through the two hour American Idol episode yesterday, despite b ...

  40. Pandora and Live Nation Disclose Executive Compensation

    April 25, 2012 6:42 PM EDT A couple of music companies reported Wednesday the compensation awarded to their top executives. In the last year, it paid a whole lot more to work for concert promoter and Ticketmaster parent Live Nation Entertainment that it did to work for the ...

  41. Web Trends: RIP Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez, TMZ Says TLC Creating Hologram Of Her

    April 25, 2012 4:31 PM EDT Google Trends: 6. aapl - Apple's stock is trending for several reasons including deeper looks into iPad, iPhone accessories, and the company at large 7. gladys knight - the Motown singer was eliminated from "Dancing With The Stars" ...

  42. Web Trends: Common Freestyles About Kim Kardashian At USAB/Jeep Event

    April 24, 2012 4:15 PM EDT NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. First Listen: Santigold, 'Master Of My Make-Believe' 2. First Listen: Rufus Wainwright, 'Out Of The Game' 3. First Listen: Norah Jones, 'Little Broken Hearts' 4. First Listen: Patrick Watson, ...

  43. Web Trends: Listen To Fiona Apple's First Release In Seven Years

    April 23, 2012 4:54 PM EDT Google Trends: 9. dick clark - the legendary icon died this past Wednesday and people are still searching for news and updates, the most recent that he had prostate surgery before his heart attack
 20. neil diamond - the singer married Katie ...

  44. Web Trends: Suge Knight Thinks Tupac Is Alive?

    April 20, 2012 5:42 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. the band Levon Helm's most popular associated act, trending in accordance with his passing Thursday. 3. levon Levon Helm passed away Thursday from cancer. 4. levon helm The late singer is being remembered for his legendary r ...

  45. Business Matters: TuneUp Media Launches Music I.D. App With Approach Different from Shazam and SoundHound

    April 19, 2012 6:41 PM EDT TuneUp Recognizes Music, But Also Cleans Up Your Music Collection Apparently the market for music identification apps isn't too crowded for new competitor. TuneUp Media has released a song identification app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad to ...

  46. Web Trends: R.I.P. Levon Helm

    April 19, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. dick clark - Media icon Dick Clark passed away yesterday at the age of 82 4. ted nugget - Ted Nugent is trending after making some controversial remarks 14. ryan seacrest - Ryan Seacrest honors media icon Dick Clark, who passed a ...

  47. Web Trends: Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller Announce Joint Influence of Music Tour

    April 17, 2012 4:15 PM EDT Google Trends: The internet is buzzing after Tupac's Coachella performance 4. tupac 17. Coachella 18. Tupak Shakur Twitter Music Trend: 1. Selena Makes Selenators Smile NPR Music Most Viewed: 1. Jack White: How I Made 'Blunderbuss' ...

  48. Web Trends: M.I.A. Writes Music for WikiLeaks Talk Show

    April 13, 2012 4:49 PM EDT Google Trends: 4. esperanza spalding - the jazz singer and last year's Best New Artist winner performed on "The Daily Show" last night. Twitter Music Trend: None at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. OK Go - White Knuckle ...

  49. Web Trends: Lil B Lectures at NYU

    April 12, 2012 4:13 PM EDT Google Trends: 6. axel rose - guns n' roses front man has penned an open letter to the rock and roll hall of tame, declining induction to the hall 15. rock and roll hall of fame Twitter Music Trend: 8. always with jonas brothers - jonas broth ...

  50. Web Trends: Big Sean's Latest Reveals

    April 11, 2012 4:37 PM EDT Google Trends: 2. lollapalooza - the line-up of the three-day Chicago musical festival was announced and interest continues to grow as more media outlets report the line-up that was being heavily rumored about for weeks. 8. big sean - a few reason ...

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