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Why Pandora's new analytics tool is a winner for both the music company and musicians

Try as they might, music services have yet to come up with a universally preferred method for artists to track listener data about their work. 1,266 more words

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Pandora just launched a Chartbeat for music

The race to redefine the meaning of a “hit” song just got interesting.

Today, the internet radio company Pandora Media is turning on AMP, an artist marketing platform, which will give musicians, their managers and labels access to a trove of information about how music is being played on the service. 311 more words

Pandora Media's growing pains are starting to hurt

Pandora Media has had a tremendous amount of success in recent years.

The internet-radio service has amassed the biggest user base in streaming music (76 million active ones at… 291 more words

Spotify is actually making money somewhere

Making money in the streaming music business is no cake walk.

The market is extremely crowded; users are split among myriad services, and licensing costs are high… 242 more words

My breakfast with Westergren: Pandora's founder talks about royalties, ads, brands, and bands

Pandora has been the best-known name in Internet radio since 2000, when founder Tim Westergren launched the Music Genome Project. But the (now public) company has recently struggled to sell enough ads to both offset music licensing costs and turn the kind of profits investors crave. 1,653 more words

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Pandora signs deal with BMG to stream hits

Pandora Media, the internet radio service, says it has reached a licensing agreement with BMG for hit songs dating back to Sinatra. They include songs by mega-sellers Beyonce and Jay Z. 185 more words

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Pandora's smart radio service gets a Google Glass app

While the majority of tech geeks don’t have access to Google’s smart eyewear Google Glass, it’s nice to know plenty of popular services are already jumping on board. 243 more words

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