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  1. Pandora, Ford in Charity Push

    September 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Ford is teaming up with Internet radio service Pandora for a push in which shared songs chosen by Jewel and John Legend will benefit charities. Under the program, to be announced today at the Internet Advertising Bureau's MIXX Conference and ...

  2. Elevation Eyes Big Stake In Pandora

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Private equity firm Elevation Partners is looking to acquire shares in Internet radio service Pandora, according to a report on TechCrunch. It reports that Elevation Partners "has signed a letter of intent to acquire a large chunk of shares i ...

  3. Business Matters: Pirate ISP, Pandora, Slacker, Apple and more

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT PIRATE ISP TO LAUNCH IN SWEDEN -- It was bound to happen: The Swedish Pirate Party plans to launch an ISP that allows users to roam the Internet anonymously. Pirate ISP is starting with a small launch and will roll out to the entire country later ...

  4. Pandora's Westergren Talks Facebook, Grilled On Colbert Report

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The issue of Facebook’s privacy settings isn’t going away, and now content partners like Pandora are facing questions about their use of the controversial data. Pandora founder Tim Westergren outlines his thoughts on the matter in this WSJ intervi ...

  5. Business Matters: SonicBids, Vodafone, FCC, Tom Petty and more

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- SonicBids has acquired ArtistData , an online platform that allows artists to update their many online profiles from one place. The site currently has 25,000 musicians using its service while SonicBids has 245,000 users. At the company blog, Ar ...

  6. Mobile Apps Secrets To Success

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Venrock VP Dev Khare discusses his thoughts about what makes a good mobile app in this GigaOm post . Outside of Pandora, the venture capitalist doesn’t mention any music apps specifically, but the points he makes are applicable to all. A few tidbi ...

  7. Business Matters: UMG Pricing, Pandora, SXSW Winners and More

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Not all record store owners are going to be happy about Universal Music Video and Distribution 's new pricing scheme. Andy Schneidkraut, owner of Albums on the Hill in Boulder, Colorado is in the opposition. "They're suggesting I ...

  8. @SXSW: What Your Biz Can Learn From Pandora

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Panel: 'How Pandora Navigated the Smartphone Seas' Participants: Tom Conrad, CTO at Pandora; Mark Phillip, Are You Watching This?! Competitors and aspiring startups can look to Internet radio station Pandora to see how a company redefine ...

  9. Slacker Goes Live in Canada with Paid-Only Offer

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Slacker customized Internet radio service is now live in Canada, but with a much different offer than in the U.S. Slacker, if you remember, is the service that allows users to create their customized radio stations compiled automatically using ...

  10. Pandora Says It Was Profitable in Q4 2009

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST A major milestone in digital music has been reached: Online radio service Pandora reached profitability in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to a post at GigaOm . “We became profitable for the fourth quarter of 2009, and now we’re shooting for ...

  11. @CES: Internet Radio Drives into Automotive Market

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST A focus on Internet-connected automobiles is likely to start putting even more pressure on terrestrial radio broadcasters, as a number of carmakers and stereo developers are adding Internet radio services to their products. At CES, the popular cus ...

  12. Business Matters: Pandora, EMI, Live Nation

    November 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Nine million users - or 24% of its entire user base - have signed up for Pandora through a smartphone. The service has been installed on 13 mil ...

  13. Business Matters: Citigroup, EMI, IFPI, Pandora

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Citigroup has been trying to shed its troubled loans, reports the New York Post, sometimes by forcing companies into bankruptcy. What's th ...

  14. Katz 360 To Represent Pandora

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Katz 360 Sales signed an agreement with Pandora to represent a significant portion of Pandora's digital audio ad inventory, the companies announced Monday (Aug. 3). The deal underscores Pandora's recent commitment to expand its inventory ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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' ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 . ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Pandora Refuses To Rule Out U.K. Launch

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pandora has not shut the door on launching its Internet streaming service in the United Kingdom. Pandora baulked at going live in Britain following the announcement of new Webcaster royalty rates set recently by Britain's Copyright Tribunal. ...

  27. Pandora Expands Footprint

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Pandora online music recommendation service may feel threatened by the new Internet radio royalty rates, but that hasn't stopped the company from expanding into new channels. For the first time, Pandora will be available on mobile phones ...

  28. Fans Mourn Pandora

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fans worldwide are mourning the loss of access to the popular Internet radio service Pandora, according to this International Herald Tribune story . Basically, it's another rehash of the ongoing Webcaster royalty rates debate, but with a slig ...

  29. Sony BMG, Pandora Strike U.K. License

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. & Ireland has licensed its works to Pandora Media ahead of the U.K. launch of the California-based company's free Internet radio service, due to go live in spring 2007. The music major said today (Nov. 29 ...

  30. Sony BMG, Pandora Strike U.K. License

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. & Ireland has licensed its works to Pandora Media ahead of the U.K. launch of the California-based company's free Internet radio service, due to go live in spring Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. &am ...

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