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
Clear Channel’s digital boss not so sure about Pandora’s importance
Many of Pandora's public statements in recent months have focused on the way it is grabbing a share of the traditional radio listening market in the US. However, Clear Channel's Bob Pittman has delivered a gentle slap in...
July 22, 2011
Pandora heads for US TVs with Verizon deal
Music services continue to plot their path into the living room, with the latest example being Pandora's deal with Verizon in the US. A Pandora widget will now be available to customers of the Verizon FiOS high-definition...
July 22, 2011
Music Ally Report : Mobile Mania
- Mobile Mania - Spotify crosses the pond - Space audity: digital music brings the noise - Market Profile: Russia - Comment: Michael Acton Smith, Mind Candy
July 21, 2011
AOL Radio relaunches with Slacker to take on Pandora
AOL is ramping up its music ambitions again, announcing a partnership with Slacker to relaunch its AOL Radio service in the US. The new (old) service will mirror the Slacker Radio offering with three tiers: free personalised...
June 29, 2011
Pandora founder Tim Westergren calls for centralised licensing structure in Europe
Hot off the company's IPO, Pandora founder Tim Westergren has been talking about his hopes for a return to the European market, although only if a "centralised licensing structure" a la SoundExchange is put in place. "Having...
June 28, 2011
Slacker launches its iPad music app
Slacker Radio has launched its official iPad app, joining Pandora with a native experience on Apple's tablet. The app launched yesterday, and includes all three tiers of Slacker's service - Basic Radio, radio Plus and Premium...
June 17, 2011
Pandora stock falls 24% on second day of trading
We promise there won't be daily updates on Pandora's stock price from now on - it's just in the early days that the industry is eagerly scrutinising how investors react to the music service's IPO...
June 17, 2011
Pandora valuation surges and ebbs on opening day of trading
There was much excitement yesterday around the IPO of US music service Pandora, so how did it do? Well, having priced the offering at $16 per share, it opened at $20 per share...
June 16, 2011
Pandora raises IPO price again to $16 per share at $2.56bn valuation
Today is the day for music service Pandora's Initial Public Offering (IPO), and on its eve, the company jacked up the price of its shares again. The anticipated price was originally $7-$9 per share...
June 15, 2011
Pandora ups IPO price but faces more scrutiny over royalty payments
US music service Pandora has raised the price range for its stock in its upcoming IPO from $7-$9 per share to $10-$12, valuing the company at a potential market cap of $1.9 billion. Pandora is now aiming to raise up to $202.6...
June 13, 2011