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
Pandora boosts podcasts catalogue with open submission tool
Spotify just brought its podcast analytics out of beta, but now Pandora is making its latest move in spoken-word content: by inviting podcasters to submit their shows to its platform. The tool is available within Pandora’s...
August 15, 2019
SiriusXM financials include the latest figures for Pandora
US satellite-radio firm SiriusXM published its latest financial results yesterday, including figures for its Pandora music-streaming subsidiary. The overall news was good, but while Pandora showed strong growth in advertising...
July 31, 2019
Drake inks a ‘creative partnership’ with SiriusXM and Pandora
Drake famously took to the stage at the launch of Apple Music in 2015 to give his endorsement of the company’s new streaming service. But you don’t get to be one of the biggest stars in the streaming era without sharing...
July 26, 2019
Pandora rolls its voice assistant out to all mobile users
Pandora unveiled its own Alexa-style voice assistant in January this year, working with tech partner SoundHound to launch a ‘Hey Pandora’ voice-control feature in its mobile app. Six months later, the feature is now...
July 24, 2019