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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...