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Why the music industry is trying—and failing—to crush Pandora

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of Napster, the file sharing service that disrupted the music business and conditioned a generation of consumers to expect to be able to listen to their favorite songs for free. 2,522 more words

Pandora might lose all music recorded before 1972 due to copyright infringement

Major music companies are suing online radio service Pandora for what they claim is a major case of copyright infringement.

Typically, Pandora pays a licensing fee every time one of its listeners plays a copyrighted song. 238 more words

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The remarkable resilience of old-fashioned radio in the US

One of the byproducts of Americans’ ongoing love affair with the automobile is the enduring strength of their relationship with radio—especially the old-fashioned terrestrial (AM/FM) kind. 342 more words

Pandora announces major executive team shuffle — CTO Tom Conrad to depart

Pandora announced that it’s shuffling its executive team today, which will see long-time chief technical officer and EVP of product Tom Conrad stepping down later this year. 164 more words

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