Pandora webinars to help artists get more out of its platform
Pandora is the latest streaming service to launch free webinars aimed at artists, as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tomorrow (Wednesday 6 May) it will hold a ‘Pandora For Creators: An Introduction to AMP‘...
May 5, 2020
Pandora founder: ‘Subscription businesses are destroying music’
We tend to focus on startups’ tech and business models rather than their founders’ psychology, but new livestreaming startup Sessions is fascinating on both counts – in the latter case, seemingly as a response...
May 4, 2020
Pandora ad revenues up but monthly listeners are still falling
US satellite radio firm SiriusXM published its Q1 financial results yesterday, including updated figures for its Pandora subsidiary. The good news for Pandora: its ad revenues were up 4% year-on-year to $241m. The not-so-good...
April 29, 2020
Trolls World Tour film’s marketing includes Spotify and Pandora
“Is Trolls World Tour the most important film of 2020?” wondered a piece in the Guardian earlier this week. That may sound like hyperbole, but the main point was that it’s the first big movie of the year that’s...
April 8, 2020
Drake tapped dancing influencers for ‘Toosie Slide’ release
If you’ve been spotting Drake’s new track ‘Toosie Slide’ all over your socials in recent days, it’s no accident. Rolling Stone has a piece explaining how the artist enlisted some popular dancing influencers to...
April 6, 2020
‘Listen In’ with new artist-curated playlists on Pandora
Pandora has created a series of new playlists, all curated by different artists and exclusive to the platform, under the umbrella brand of Listen In. “Each artist-curated playlist will feature songs that are soundtracking...
April 1, 2020
Love ISN’T in the air as DSPs’ US royalty-rates appeal kicks off
David Israelite, president of the National Music Publishers Association in the US, has never been a man to pull his verbal punches when taking digital services to task. “Songwriters: This week, Spotify and Amazon are...
March 10, 2020
Music streaming services support International Women’s Day
This Sunday (8 March) is International Women’s Day, and as has become traditional, the big music streaming services are all celebrating the occasion. Spotify will be launching a new ‘Women’s History Month’ hub...
March 6, 2020
Is Amazon beating Spotify and Apple Music for US subscribers?
Research firm eMarketer has offered a spicy-sounding headline: ‘US Spotify Listeners Surpassed Pandora Listeners in 2019, Sooner than Expected’. That’s based on the company’s prediction last year that Spotify would...
February 26, 2020
How many users do Spotify, Apple Music and other big music streaming services have?
Sometimes the statistics around how many people are streaming music – and how many are paying for it – can lead to confusion and misinterpretation. Recently, for example, we've seen one story suggesting that Amazon...
February 19, 2020
Pandora Apple Watch app can now stream music without a phone
Streaming service Pandora has launched a new ‘standalone’ app for the Apple Watch, which will let people stream music and podcasts directly to the smartwatch rather than via an iPhone. “The standalone Pandora app means...
February 19, 2020
SiriusXM financials reveal latest numbers for Pandora
US music streaming service Pandora ended 2019 with 63.5 million monthly active users, representing an 8.5% decline year-on-year as the service lost 5.9 million listeners. Its total ad-supported listener hours for the year...
February 5, 2020