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Sandbox Issue 214: Radio Ahead. Pitching to the non-traditional radio giants

Lead: In the good old days, you could just employ a plugger to get your songs played on radio (or, if you had deep pockets and shallow morals, you could engage in some light payola). Today what “radio” actually is has...
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Facebook Portal smart speakers include Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadio partnerships

Facebook has finally unveiled its first two smart speakers: the Portal and Portal+. Well, we say smart 'speakers' - like Amazon's Echo Show, these devices have screens built in too. Facebook's new devices are available...
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Pandora will now sell ads for SoundCloud in the US

t’s certainly a busy time for Pandora, as it prepares for its acquisition by SiriusXM. The company has announced a partnership with SoundCloud: not an acquisition (yet…) but rather an advertising-sales deal that will...
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Next Big Sound opens up its Pandora data on artists

Music-streaming service Pandora's analytics division Next Big Sound is opening up its data, in an effort to give Pandora metrics a higher profile within the music industry. Until now, artists, managers and labels could...
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Analysts give their views on SiriusXM / Pandora acquisition

Analysts have been publishing their views on the implications of SiriusXM’s proposed acquisition of Pandora, and it’s fair to say many of them are taking a wait-and-see approach. Goldman Sachs highlighted the ‘go-shop’...
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SiriusXM to buy Pandora: ‘We would benefit from a free funnel’

By now you’ll likely know that US satellite-radio firm SiriusXM has announced plans to buy streaming service Pandora, in a transaction valuing the latter company at $3.5bn. The deal follows SiriusXM’s $480m strategic...
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Pandora gets its own Release Radar with ‘The Drop’ playlist

The spread of hyper-personalised algorithmic playlists on streaming services continues: we're writing about new ones so often, it might be time to come up with a catchier term. Algo-personalised playlists, anyone?
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Triton Digital metrics show Spotify overtaking Pandora in US

Triton Digital is the company that measures online digital-audio listening in the US and Latin America, with a metric of ‘average active sessions’ designed to make sense of the online-radio and streaming worlds for advertisers...
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Get Pandora Plus for free for one year (for one day)

Every now and again, a service might come along with an offer of “three months for $1 a month (and then back to $9.99)” as a means to hook new users and to hit quarterly growth targets. But Pandora is offering a year...
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Streaming music’s next big-name backer is… George Soros

According to regulatory filings, subsequently published by Business Insider, billionaire investor George Soros has invested an estimated $178.7m in music streaming services in the last quarter. Soros Fund Management is...
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Spotify could overtake Pandora in the US by 2022; but is a ceiling being hit?

The latest forecast from eMarketer claims that a sharp growth in adoption of Spotify and a slowdown in the adoption of Pandora will see the former overtake the latter in the US within the next five years. The research company...
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Pandora aiming to launch podcast genome project this year

Earlier this year, Pandora announced plans to create a ‘podcast genome project’ comparable to its earlier work around music recommendations. Now CEO Roger Lynch says the project will soon be ready for public consumption. “Pandora...