April 2nd, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Apple’s iOS has been one of the key drivers behind Pandora’s growth in recent years, as the personal radio service’s usage has tilted steadily towards mobile. But with iTunes Radio (and soon, whatever...

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March 13th, 2015 by Stuart Dredge

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Edison Research and Triton Digital have released their annual The Infinite Dial report, exploring the US digital music and social media landscapes based on a survey of 2,002 Americans. Among its key stats:...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora’s testimony to the US Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights over royalties makes for fascinating reading, with the company’s VP of business affairs Christopher...

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March 9th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Later this year, Pandora is planning to introduce a day pass feature that will allow its free listeners to pay a small amount – $0.99 is the current plan, but it could change – to listen to its service...

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March 5th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Mobile analytics firm App Annie has published a chart of the 52 top grossing apps publishers of 2014, based on their revenues on iOS and Android. Why 52? Because the company has turned the chart into a...

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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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