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Report: podcast advertising could double to $1.6bn by 2022

The latest big figures to be published about the podcasting industry come from research firm Warc, which has issued its Global Ad Trends: Podcasts report. “By 2022 podcasts could account for 4.5% of global audio advertising...
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SiriusXM financials reveal continued decline in Pandora users

Satellite-radio firm SiriusXM published its latest quarterly financial results yesterday, and among the numbers revealed was a continued decline in streaming service Pandora’s users. Pandora had 66 million monthly active...
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SiriusXM is turning radio talk-shows into Pandora podcasts

Now that it owns Pandora, SiriusXM is exploring various ways to link the music-streaming service with its own satellite-radio business. This week’s idea bolsters an area of considerable strategic focus for Pandora: podcasts....
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Pandora and SiriusXM cross streams on NOW

Last September, satellite broadcaster SiriusXM bought Pandora for $3.5bn in an all-stock deal (completing the acquisition in February this year), looking to merge the two companies’ different areas of expertise and increase...
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Pandora will test interactive voice ads later this year

When we talk about what voice assistants and smart speakers mean for music, we tend to focus on interactions with the music itself: people asking Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri to play certain tracks and artists, or other...
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eMarketer claims Spotify US will overtake Pandora by 2021

Last August, research firm eMarketer predicted that Spotify would overtake Pandora to become the most popular (audio) music-streaming service in the US by 2022. Now that company has revised its prediction, in Spotify’s...
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Pandora adds new listening ‘modes’ to give users variety

With its acquisition by satellite-radio firm Sirius XM done and dusted, streaming service Pandora is rolling out an interesting update to its product. The new feature is called ‘Modes’ and offers several different spins...
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Publishers and streaming services square up over CRB rates

We don’t really want to talk about the dust ‘settling’ from last night’s news that Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon are appealing against the recent songwriter-royalty-rates decision by the US Copyright Royalty...
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US publishers slam streaming services over CRB rates appeal

The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) in the US has given Amazon and Spotify both barrels over their decision to appeal against the recent songwriter royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board. Yet it seems...
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SiriusXM creates a new ‘original content’ team at Pandora

Original content is all the rage at Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services, so why shouldn’t Pandora join the party? Its new parent company SiriusXM has created a dedicated ‘content team’ at...
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Pandora launches ‘stories’ as a blend of podcasts and playlists

Pretty much every social-media service now has ‘stories’ as a format, so why shouldn’t music-streaming services? However, Pandora’s launch of a ‘stories’ feature isn’t what you might expect (i.e. short video...
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SiriusXM reveals more on its plans for Pandora

As it prepares to close its acquisition of Pandora, satellite-radio service SiriusXM has published its latest quarterly financials. We already new from the company’s trading update earlier this month that it ended 2018...