Pandora targets businesses with DMX partnership
Personal radio service Pandora wants to get into offices and other businesses, as well as homes, cars and mobile phones. The company has revealed a partnership with commercial music company DMX, which will be integrating...
November 2, 2011
Pandora gunning for local radio ads (but not for on-demand rivals)
Pandora co-founder Tim Westergren was one of the on-stage interviews at yesterday's Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, and he talked about the company's ambitions to start hoovering up local advertising from traditional radio...
October 19, 2011
Pandora bags Simon Fleming-Wood as chief marketing officer
It's strange to think that Pandora has never had a chief marketing officer (CMO), right through to its recent IPO. Now it's got one though: Simon Fleming-Wood, formerly VP of marketing at Cisco's consumer products group,...
October 18, 2011
Pandora faces scrutiny over its mobile advertising revenues
Bloomberg has a big article on Pandora's struggle to make its mobile advertising revenues keep pace with the rapid growth of mobile listening on its service. It points to the fact that 70% of Pandora usage happens on smartphones...
October 12, 2011
Sonic Seeds aims to take on Pandora with recommendation tech
Everyone wants to take on Pandora at the moment, actually, from Clear Channel and the soon-to-relaunch Myspace through to new startups claiming whizzier recommendation technology. One of those is Sonic Seeds, which is using...
October 4, 2011
Pandora facing privacy lawsuit over public user profiles
Facebook's new music features have sparked a debate over privacy, as we explained in last week's Music Ally report. However, personal radio service Pandora is facing its own privacy row, with a class action lawsuit filed...
October 3, 2011
Pandora sets sights on tour marketing
Pandora, the interactive online radio platform that claims an impressive current share of 3.5% of total US radio listening, is thinking about tour marketing. Co-founder Tim Westergren announced the intentions recently at...
September 26, 2011
Pandora launches new HTML5 site and lifts usage cap
US personal radio service Pandora has officially launched its 'New Pandora' redesign, following a two-month preview of the new site to get feedback from its users. In a blog post, Pandora's Tom Conrad describes it as "the...
September 22, 2011
Pandora sets its sights on Chinese expansion
Personal radio service Pandora is hiring a senior-level executive to lead its business in China, according to the local Sina Tech news site. It reports that the company has been working on a shortlist of a few key candidates,...
September 21, 2011
Music Ally Report : Pandora’s foxed?
- Pandora's foxed? - Sheet music goes digital - Market profile: Japan - Interview: Brenden Mulligan, Onesheet - Comment: Darren Hemmings on Tomahawk
September 15, 2011
Echofi mashes up Spotify with Echo Nest API
While Spotify beavers away on beefing up its recommendation features, an externally-developed web app has jumped in early. Echofi matches Spotify's music library with The Echo Nest's API, with the aim of providing Pandora-style...
September 9, 2011
Pandora CEO warns that mobile ads aren’t keeping up with usage
One of the concerns expressed by analysts about Pandora's business model is whether it can make enough money from mobile advertising to fund rocketing mobile usage of its service. Now CEO Joe Kennedy has answered the concerns...
July 25, 2011