Discounted SiriusXM / Pandora bundle subscription may be on the way
Since acquiring Pandora last year, SiriusXM has tested a few way that the two companies can work together, like turning some of its talk-radio shows into podcasts for Pandora. Now there may be a deeper integration on the...
January 10, 2020
Pandora launches its test of interactive voice adverts
Earlier this year, Pandora announced a deal to test ‘interactive voice advertising’ through a partnership with a company called Instreamatic. At the time, the tests were slated to begin later in 2019. Well, now they’ve...
December 13, 2019
U2 to launch their own radio channel on SiriusXM and Pandora
U2 are the latest artist to ink a partnership with both SiriusXM and its Pandora subsidiary. The band are launching something called U2X Radio, which will include their own station on SiriusXM’s satellite-radio service...
December 5, 2019
Pandora revamps its app and reveals its top tracks of 2019
You can almost certainly guess the most “thumbed” (i.e. most liked) track of 2019 on Pandora. It’s the most popular song of the year in terms of plays pretty much everywhere and was even The Guardian’s song of the...
December 5, 2019
Pandora ended Q3 2019 with 63.1m listeners and 6.3m subscribers
US satellite-radio firm SiriusXM published its latest quarterly financial results yesterday, including new figures for its streaming subsidiary Pandora. On the latter front, Pandora’s advertising revenues grew by 8% year-on-year...
November 1, 2019
Pandora adds full song credits to its web and desktop apps
Pandora is the latest music-streaming service looking to give more credit to the people behind recordings. It’s now showing ‘full’ song credits for millions of tracks in its catalogue, for both free and paying listeners...
October 25, 2019
Pandora hails strong growth for its Artist Marketing Platform
It’s five years since Pandora launched its Artist Marketing Platform (AMP) tools for artists to market to listeners on the streaming service. The company is celebrating the anniversary with some new stats. “In the last...
October 24, 2019
Pandora and TikTok ads found on video-piracy service TeaTV
There is no suggestion that Pandora or TikTok are knowingly funding a TV-piracy service called TeaTV. But ads for these and other legitimate digital services have been found within that website, in an investigation published...
October 21, 2019
Sandbox Issue 237: VIEWTUBE. When Music Video Plays Get Juiced
Lead: Sony Music India artist Badshah claimed to have broken the 24-hour record on YouTube for 75m plays of his track ‘Paagal’ in July. Then people started asking questions. It eventually emerged that the track’s success...
October 3, 2019
Pandora ramps up personalisation features in its mobile app
It might sound strange to see a streaming service making a big announcement about ‘personalisation and discovery’, given how core (and, some argue, commoditised) these features are in the current music-streaming landscape....
October 2, 2019
SiriusXM debuts $4-a-month streaming subscription for students
SiriusXM is the latest company trying to tempt students into paid subscriptions. In its case, the satellite-radio company is offering a new $4-a-month streaming package for students, which will offer a bundle of its music...
August 22, 2019
Pandora adds new music submission tool for independent artists
Spotify’s attempt (since abandoned) to allow artists to upload their music directly to its platform without a distributor caused a stir, but some other streaming services have been offering a similar feature for a long...
August 22, 2019