Pandora Radio

  1. Panel Spotlights Artist-Fan Relationships

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The second panel of the New Music Seminar focused on the importance of managing relationships with fans, and using data from those fans in meaningful ways. Tim Westergren of Pandora told the audience his company is in the process of developing too ...

  2. Analysis: The Stark Difference Between NPD, AIMS Surveys

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT According to the NPD Group, MySpace Music and Pandora are the most used music- focused social networks and community web sites. A Q1 2009 survey of 4,051 people aged 13 and over asked if the person was aware of the product and if he or she used th ...

  3. Digital Briefs: Pandora, Microsoft

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Personalized Internet radio service Pandora has raised $34 million in its latest funding round, bringing the total amount raised in it's nine-year existence to $64 million. While the news of the investment comes just days after the company ...

  4. Terry McBride, Steve Greenberg, Tim Wintergreen Tapped For New Music Seminar

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The New Music Seminar has issued its final program, which includes participation by such industry executives as Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride; S Curve founder/CEO and Nabbr chairman Steve Greenberg; and Pandora founder/chief strategic officer Tim Win ...

  5. SoundExchange, Web Radio Services Reach Agreement

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange has reached an agreement on the long-simmering Webcaster royalty dispute with several Internet radio services that dramatically reduces the per-stream payments from those set by the Copyright Royalty Board in March of 2007. The new a ...

  6. Web Music Category Tunes to Audio, Visual Ad Models

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's death continues to resonate in the world of online music as fans flock to the Web to purchase his music-and stream tons of it for free, often without many ads. That surge is seen as a boost to the fast-growing Web music sect ...

  7. Briefs: Pandora, Hype Machine, Joel Guzman

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- A few weeks ago, Pandora changed its music submission policy to require artists to submit a CD that is for sale at Amazon.com - that means it must have a barcode and be a part of the $29.95-per-year Amazon Advantage Program. Seems like a fair q ...

  8. Opinion: Spotify Succeeds On Simplicity, Not Discovery

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT P2P streaming music program Spotify is expected to launch in the US later this year - it is currently open to users in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, France and Spain - but Billboard has been testing the service for the last few weeks. The servi ...

  9. Report: Twitter Users Buy More Music

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new NPD Group study finds that active Twitter users buy 77% more digital music downloads on average than non-users. Additionally, 12% of those who have bought music in the last three months also report having used Twitter, versus 8% of overall W ...

  10. Analysis: Recent Earnings Spotlight Ongoing Trends

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The importance of ancillary revenue streams and continued consolidation - either within a company or between two companies - were some of the ongoing trends spotlighted in the most recent round of earnings reports. As companies manage the transiti ...

  11. YouTube Welcomes PRS Rate Cut

    May 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT YouTube has reacted positively to U.K. authors rights body PRS for Music's new performance right rates for streaming services in the United Kingdom, but discussions about a new licensing deal are ongoing. YouTube began blocking premium music ...

  12. Briefs: UMG, Borders, Pandora, EMI, U2

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- A New York Times article claims both Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group "relaxed" the terms of their licensing deals with Imeem to accommodate the music service's inability thus far to find a business model that does so ...

  13. Pandora Founder Tim Westergren Sits With Billboard For An Extended Q&A

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A year ago, Pandora founder Tim Westergren was predicting the company's collapse in the wake of new, higher streaming rates for Internet radio services. Today, he's predicting the personalized Internet radio service will be profitable by ...

  14. Digital Briefs: Pandora, MTV Games, Project Playlist

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- As part of their effort to turn a profit by next year , Pandora has introduced a premium service tier called Pandora One , which charges users $36 a year in return for an ad-free experience. This includes a specialized desktop Pandora music pla ...

  15. Business Briefs: Pandora, ASCAP, Sprialfrog, 'Drum King'

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Pandora is the latest music service to adopt Gracenote's music lyrics licensing program. The deal will allow Pandora users to view the lyrics of any song streaming from the service at any time, so long as they are covered in Gracenote' ...

  16. Spotify CEO Talks Portability, Premium Service Growth

    May 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Daniel Ek, founder and CEO of music streaming service Spotify, says he wants to build on the early popularity of the ad-supported free model by developing a portable service and attracting users to the premium service. Spotify launched in Stockhol ...

  17. Billboard.biz Q&A: Slacker CEO Dennis Mudd

    April 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Slacker Radio this week revealed that more than 1 million BlackBerry users had downloaded the personal radio service to their phones via the new BlackBerry App World. The milestone follows similar results from other Internet radio services like Pa ...

  18. Analysis: The Industry's Next 'Free' Battle

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry may have to face another battle against free music. Though the industry is looking to mobile as the bright spot for future growth, new signs point to limited interest of paid-for mobile music services. Instead, it seems, free mu ...

  19. Business Briefs: Downloading Study, Echo, Dora, Bandcamp

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Norwegian study tracked 2,000 online music users over the age of 15 and found that those who downloaded free music, either legally or illegally, purchased ten times more music than people who did not download free music. Not ten times more likel ...

  20. Briefs: Ticketmaster Goes Paperless, Buzz Media Cuts Staff, Artist Merch Tips and More

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Ticketmaster will introduce its paperless ticketing technology in Canada with a Metallica concert on October 12. ( Press release ) -- Blogs may be the future, but they may not pay the bills as well as once thought. Buzz Media , formerly Buzznet ...

  21. Last.fm Flips To Fee Model Outside US, UK, Germany

    March 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Last.fm is moving away from its free, ad-supported streaming music model in some parts of the world in favor of a monthly subscription fee. In all countries save the U.S., U.K., and Germany, it will now charge a 3-euro monthly fee for the Last.fm ...

  22. PRS for Music, Google Still Talking

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from PRS for Music and Google will continue discussions following Google's decision to block premium music videos for British users of YouTube. The two sides are in dispute over the rates they are each seeking to secure a new ...

  23. No Deal Reached For DIMA, SoundExchange

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Digital Media Association and SoundExchange have failed to come to a compromise agreement on Internet radio royalty rates, setting the stage for a potentially massive realignment of the Internet radio industry. DiMA represents such companies a ...

  24. Around the Web: RIAA v. Tenenbaum, WMG, YouTube

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Ars Technica has a rundown on the weirdness surrounding the RIAA v. Joel Tenenbaum piracy case. In addition to the ongoing back-and-forth over whether the trial can be streamed online, the RIAA is now seeking action against the defendant's ...

  25. Pandora To Run Audio Ads

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pandora, the online music service that creates "radio stations" based on consumers' musical preferences, is adding something else to the mix: commercials. The service has experimented with audio ads but will now make them a regular ...

  26. SoundExchange, CPB Agree On New Royalty Rates

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST SoundExchange and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting have come to terms on new Internet royalty rates after almost a year of negotiation. According to the deal, SoundExchange will collect a one-time payment of $1.85 million to cover all royal ...

  27. The Year In Music & Touring: Five iPhone Apps That Will Help The Music Business

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST This was not a good year for mobile music. Ringtones sales are declining, over-the-air downloads are still little more than a blip on the radar, and the potential of ambitious initiatives like Nokia's Comes With Music is still unknown. There& ...

  28. Pandora, Slacker Tweak Streaming Offers

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Personalized Internet radio services Pandora and Slacker are ending the year with new service offerings. Pandora is making its mobile version available for free to Sprint wireless customers. The company previously charged $3 a month for Sprint cus ...

  29. Pandora Cuts Staff

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Customized Internet radio service Pandora revealed in a blog post today that it is laying off about 20 employees, reducing the company size 14% from 140 to 120 employees. Company founder Tim Westergren did not reveal any specific reasons behind th ...

  30. Mufin Enters Crowded Music Recommendation Field

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mufin, a new music recommendation service, began a private beta today. Mufin - which is short for Music Finder - bases its recommendations on 40 different characteristics in a song such as tempo, rhythm and mood. It then searches its database for ...

  31. nuTsie Issues Challenge to Pandora Users

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps feeling a bit left out while rival music discovery service Pandora gets all the press, Melodeo is trying to turn the spotlight to its nuTsie personalized radio service by issuing a challenge to Pandora users. Try the nuTsie service for a d ...

  32. Webcasters Welcome House Vote On Royalties Negotiation

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio stations can extend their negotiations with labels and artists over performance royalties following a key vote in the House Of Representatives. The legislation, H.R. 7084, was passed on Saturday night (Sept. 27) and now moves to the ...

  33. Pandora Eyes iPhone For Sales Boost

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pandora is hoping to turn its massive popularity on the iPhone into an ad sales windfall with the launch of new ad platform for the device. Pandora's personalized streaming radio service is one of the more popular music applications available ...

  34. Spanish Streaming Service Launches

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spain's first online streaming-only music service has been launched, claiming to offer 2 million songs by 50,000 artists from major and independent labels. Yes.fm compares itself to other services such as Last.fm in the United Kingdom or Pand ...

  35. Pandora To Shut Down Service?

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Personalized Internet radio service Pandora is, again, threatening to shutter the service in the wake of new licensing fees due SoundExchange, under the recent Copyright Royalty Board licensing system. Founder Tim Westergren tells the Washington P ...

  36. JASRAC Sues Video-posting Web Site

    August 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) filed a lawsuit on Aug. 6 against Pandora TV, operator of the video-posting Web site "TV Break" seeking damages of 128 million yen ($1.2 million) for copyright ...

  37. Pandora Service To Arrive On iPhone

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Pandora personalized music service coming to the iPhone. The company created an iPhone application that is for sale on the new iPhone App Store, which can be used to steam Pandora members’ existing online stations from all versions of the iPho ...

  38. Editorial: Indies Are Well-Positioned In Today's Business

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Now is the time for independent music labels and their artists. As music goes digital, economic and traditional radio and retail barriers to entry become less important due to this economy shift, and the opportunity for independent labels to thriv ...

  39. Digital Briefs: ReverbNation, MSN Radio, Kid Rock

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - ReverbNation is integrating Twitter into all artist profile pages. Twitter allows users to send short updates, often via mobile text messaging, to fans monitoring their profile pages. ReverbNation says it will soon add Facebook status updates as ...

  40. Brown Beefs Up Slicethepie Exec Team

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slicethepie has recruited Pandora Media managing director Paul Brown to drive the U.K.-based Web A&R-platform's business development and commercial partnerships. Brown, who joins the Slicethepie board as commercial director, will combine ...

  41. Pandora Launches Desktop Widget

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio company Pandora released a desktop application that allows users to access the music service without launching their Internet browser. The desktop app is basically a widget. It connects to the Internet in the background to stream us ...

  42. Six Questions With Pandora Founder Tim Westergren

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) issued its new statutory rate structure for Internet radio broadcasters last year, one of the leading voices opposing the new system was Pandora founder Tim Westergren. The issue has faded from the forefront ...

  43. Plugged & UnPlugged: Pandora + Clear Channel, 'Renting' Music?

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Plugged: Forget about all the "are they or aren't they" talk… Clear Channel and Pandora are definitely working towards a deal that would allow the radio conglomerate to offer the Pandora personalized radio service via its websites . ...

  44. Clear Channel Expands Online Plan, Eyes Pandora Link

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Following up on its erockster Internet radio initiative during Coachella , Clear Channel is expanding its online presence with a number of new services -- including a personalized radio player, lyrics page, and widget strategy, among others. Clear ...

  45. Report: Online Music Radio Listening Up 26% In 2007

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Time spent listening to online music radio was up 26% last year, with the segment logging 4.85 billion listening hours in 2007, according to a research report out from AccuStream iMedia Research. AccuStream's "Net Music Radio 2007-2010: ...

  46. Pandora Closing UK Service

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Personalized Internet radio service Pandora is closing its last non-US service next week, citing royalty fees too high to remain operational. The development came to light in an e-mail to members from co-founder Tim Westergren. "Both the PPL ...

  47. Pandora Expands Catalog

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Personalized Internet radio service Pandora is adding classical music to its catalog, allowing users to build a custom playlist based off of just one song. The company has added "tens of thousands" of recordings by some 500 composers spa ...

  48. AT&T Adds Pandora’s Internet Radio Service

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST AT&T has added Pandora's personalized Internet radio service to its wireless network, available from select AT&T mobile phones. The service works much like the online version of Pandora, allowing users to build a custom playlist aroun ...

  49. Pandora Boosts Social Experience

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Personalized Web radio service Pandora added four new features designed to expand the social listening experience online. The first provides real-time song and artist information, recommends similar songs (rather than just playing them) and lists ...

  50. Major Labels, Large Webcasters Reach Agreement

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels and SoundExchange have just reached a deal with the large webcasting services over crucial terms covering royalty rates that webcasters must pay to stream sound recordings through 2010, Billboard.biz has learned. Under the deal ...

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