October 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

When indie licensing agency Merlin struck a direct deal with Pandora in August, the company said it was “a hugely important opportunity to increase our members’ revenues”. Yesterday, though, the...

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October 28th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Amazon launched its Fire TV set-top box earlier this year as a way to stream video and music to televisions, as well as play games. Now it has a companion product, the Fire TV Stick, which is a dongle...

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October 25th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora has been taking flak from some artists for a long time now over royalties, but yesterday it unveiled a new feature that it hopes will win over more of them. It’s called Pandora Artist Marketing...

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October 24th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Personal radio service Pandora announced its latest financials yesterday, and they showed the company’s revenues growing well and losses halving year-on-year, with some growth in active listeners too. The...

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October 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora is testing a new ad format, Sponsored Listening, which enables people to listen to an hour of ad-free music if they watch a video ad first. Fox and Sony PlayStation are the first brands to test...

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October 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Publisher Sony/ATV has already signalled its willingness to withdraw from collecting societies BMI and ASCAP in order to negotiate deals directly with digital music services like Pandora. An attempt to...

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October 9th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

In certain circles, Pandora’s reputation has become truly toxic over the last few years of copyright lobbying, royalty arguments and post-IPO share-selling. There’s strong evidence that the...

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September 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Musician Lindsey Stirling may be most closely associated with YouTube, where she built her fanbase, but her music is available on a range of other digital services. Including Pandora, where she’s...

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September 25th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge

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Pandora and Spotify were among the top moneymakers on Apple’s App Store globally in August, according to the latest report by app analytics firm App Annie. Its stats suggest that Pandora was actually...

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