May 19th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

Streaming music service Pandora is buying music analytics firm Next Big Sound, for an undisclosed sum. The personal-radio firm announced plans for the acquisition this afternoon. "The deal marks the...

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May 15th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Pandora has been on a good run in courts recently, including a recent ruling that saw the personal radio service prevail in a case involving the royalties it pays to ASCAP. Yesterday, though, the company...

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May 7th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora won’t have to increase the rates that it pays royalty collection body ASCAP just yet, after the latter lost its latest appeal in the court battle between the two. The US Second Circuit Court...

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May 6th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Research firm ParkData has been exploring the popularity of digital music services on iOS and Android in the US, and its findings make for interesting reading – even if the top dog in its chart isn’t...

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April 30th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

As the rhetoric around US music royalties ramps up again this year, expect an upswing in lobbying. Yesterday saw the announcement of the MIC Coalition (Music, Innovation, Consumers apparently). With members...

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April 27th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


The Apple Watch went on sale on Friday, albeit mainly to people who got in early with their pre-orders for Apple's first smartwatch. Among the music apps available at launch are DJ app Pacemaker, music...

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April 24th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Ne-Yo is the latest musician to criticise streaming music royalties, and like Aloe Blacc and others before him, he’s focusing on the income made by songwriters. His real beef, though, is with the US...

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April 24th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge


Personal radio service Pandora’s latest quarterly financial results tell a familiar story of revenue growth, but still no profitability. The company’s revenues were up 18.8% year-on-year to $230.8m...

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April 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora is beefing up its board of directors with a pair of industry veterans: Tim Leiweke and Roger Faxon. Leiweke was formerly CEO of promotions giant AEG, while Faxon held a series of senior roles at...

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