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  1. Rethink Music Panel Explores the Cloud: How to Make People Aware, Let Alone Make Money?

    April 26, 2011 4:00 PM EDT The Cloud music panel at Rethink Music conference, L-R: Jon Vanhala, Sami Valkonen, Brad Navin, David Hyman, Jon Potter, Don Gorder (Photo: Phil Farnsworth) The recent introduction of Amazon's Cloud Player -- and similar offerings from Google ...

  2. Rethink Music's 'Financing Creativity' Panel Explores Concept of Fans as Patrons, Not Consumers

    April 26, 2011 3:05 PM EDT A major theme at the Rethink Music conference taking place in Boston Tuesday (April 26) and Wednesday, musicians and industry professionals are exploring how the industry can adjust, adapt and survive amid the encroachment of technologies that hav ...

  3. Billboard's Twitter 140: Music-Industry Characters You Need To Follow

    March 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's Twitter 140: It's not about how many followers. It's not about the quantity of tweets/retweets. It's about quality. Personality. Excellent linkage. These people are followed by those who work the smartest. Whether i ...

  4. Business Matters: First-Week Sales Are Now One-Fourth Of An Album's First-Year Sales

    March 09, 2011 4:15 PM EST First-Week Sales Are Now One-Fourth of an Album's First Year Sales -- How important are an album's first-week sales? In the first calendar year of an album's release, first-week sales accounted for 24.5% of an album's sales in ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Pandora Announces Two New Board Members

    February 04, 2011 6:50 AM EST Internet radio service Pandora announced on Thursday that Peter Chernin, founder of the Chernin Group and Chernin Entertainment, and former Netflix CFO Barry McCarthy were elected to Pandora's board of directors, effective immediately. Cherni ...

  8. Pandora, Groupon to Go Public Soon, Sources Say

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST Internet radio company Pandora and online coupon site Groupo nare moving ahead with plans for initial public offerings, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Chicago-based Groupon is meeting with bankers to explore prospects for an " ...

  9. @MEL: Pandora Blasts Into New Mercedes-Benz Models

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hit online radio app Pandora continues its march into non-traditional devices with the announcement that the service will appear in select Mercedes-Benz models. Pandora is also coming to some GM model vehicles after experiencing explosive growth o ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Big Money Bet on Display Ad Tech

    August 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The banner ad is the Web's original advertising format, but many have viewed it as a disappointment. Prices for display ads quickly tumbled, and marketers fell in love with targeted search options. That's not to say display units are on ...

  12. Business Matters: AT&T, Rdio, C-32, eMusic, Vevo and More

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Much has been said about AT&T's plan to limit bandwidth of new mobile subscribers. Some have called it the end of young, innovative music services that have blossomed through mobile apps. But is AT&T really crippling these services ...

  13. Business Matters: TuneCore, MySpace Music, Merch Tips, Bono and More

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- TuneCore has a marketing partnership with MySpace Music that will get MySpace Music-registered artists – which is just about everybody – a 50% discount on TuneCore distribution. That drops the fee for an album sold in 19 stores to $23.49. In ad ...

  14. Pandora Tops 50 Million Users

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio service Pandora passed 50 million registered users late last week, co-founder Tim Westergren announced at the company blog. "The growth of mobile has clearly helped a ton,” wrote Westergren, adding that an increasing number of ...

  15. @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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Business Matters: FCC's Broadband Plan, The Beatles, Pandora, EMI and More

    February 18, 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 . -- On Wednesday, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski discusse ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Analysis: The Cost of Streaming Billions of Songs

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT How much does it cost to run a streaming music service? If you’re Spotify and you’re streaming billions of songs every month, as the company disclosed in a blog post on Wednesday , you’re spending millions in royalties while seeking to find the ri ...

  20. Billboard Q&A: Alan Brenner, Research In Motion

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The skyrocketing popularity of more media-capable smartphones has sparked a resurgence of interest in mobile music opportunities. As one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world, Research In Motion is aggressively targeting the mobile ...

  21. Business Matters: Spotify, iTunes, Pandora

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- A new era for iTunes ? Perhaps music will not be as important to Apple since it will not be the critical driver of future hardware sales. Needh ...

  22. The Billboard Q&A: David Pakman

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music startups used to get more attention from investors. But the graveyard of failed companies has become crowded, persuading would-be partners to shy away from putting money in new music ventures due to what they see as modest payoffs, high lice ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 . ...

  30. KCRW Protests New Internet Royalties

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT KCRW 89.9, a Los Angeles radio station, will shut down its 3 internet radio webstreams on June 26 in protest of new internet royalty rates. The elevated rates were determined by the Copyright Royalty Board in March. Barring any changes, the new ra ...

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