February 20th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora has a new way for artists to connect with their fans on the personal radio service: by talking at them. It’s launched a new feature called Artist Audio Messaging which, according to founder Tim...

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February 12th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Performance rights organisation BMI is getting its day in court with Pandora, as the pair argue over the latter’s royalty rates. BMI wants a rate of 2.5% of revenue for the next four years, while Pandora...

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February 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

With songwriter royalties such a talking point at the Grammys, what better time for a high-profile court battle over Pandora’s payments to licensing agency BMI? Pandora might not agree, of course. The...

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February 6th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Pandora and Twitter both announced their latest financial results last night, and while they’re very different companies they face similar challenges: adding more users, and making more money from their...

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January 21st, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Personal radio service Pandora will be cosying up to brands and their agencies even more in 2015, with a new senior vice president of agency and advertiser development. Alan Schanzer, a veteran of the...

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January 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

One of the challenges to Pandora this year has come from Flo and Eddie, two musicians from the Turtles fighting to get paid digital royalties for songs from before 1972. Now Pandora is pushing back, filing...

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December 29th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Microsoft has announced several new third-party apps available for its Xbox One console, including Pandora and Vevo. The latter’s app is live in 14 countries, offering its now familiar connected-TV service...

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December 24th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Was it strange that Taylor Swift pulled her back catalogue from Spotify while leaving videos for her singles on YouTube? Not really: YouTube might be the biggest music-consumption platform in the world,...

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December 22nd, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Not the most surprising headline you’ll read this week, in fairness. Sony/ATV chairman and CEO Martin Bandier remains unimpressed with streaming payouts, with his latest criticism coming in an internal...

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