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Pandora gets $35m funding round, but can it survive?

Streaming music service Pandora has secured a new round of funding to continue its growth, with reports suggesting the amount may be as much as $35 million.
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Live365 protests against new webcasting royalty rates

Pandora may be pleased with the newly-agreed webcasting royalty rates, but web radio aggregator Live365 has come out swinging against the new rates - and specifically the fact that even small online radio stations must pay...
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SoundExchange strikes deal with internet webcasters

US royalties collection body SoundExchange has finally reached a deal with online webcasters over the royalty rates they pay for streaming music.
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Pandora defends changes to submissions policy

We reported earlier this week on Pandora's new stipulation that music has to be available to buy as a physical CD from Amazon before it can get onto Pandora's music service.
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Pandora unveils new terms for unsigned artists

Streaming music service Pandora has announced changes in the terms for accepting music from unsigned and independent artists.
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Twitter users buy more digital music, says NPD

Research from NPD Group claims that active Twitter users buy 77% more digital music downloads on average than non-users.
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Fast Company hails ”the 10 most creative people in the music biz”

We know Top 10 lists are designed to make people argue, but we can't help it sometimes. For example, Fast Company's new "10 most creative people in the music biz" list
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Palm Pre sells out in launch weekend – but how many units?

US operator Sprint is proudly proclaiming a sellout of the Palm Pre smartphone, which it began selling this weekend.
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Hulu considering introducing ad-free premium version

Forget ''free'' - all the buzz is around ''freemium'' this year. By which we mean services that entice users with an ad-supported free version, before trying to upsell them to a paid premium one.
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Yahoo officially unveils Artist Pages on Yahoo Music

So, Yahoo Music has launched its new Artist Pages feature, aggregating content from a host of other music sites, including Pandora, Last.fm, YouTube, iTunes and Amazon.
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Spotify appoints ex-Pandora man as UK MD

Streaming music service Spotify has announced that Paul Brown is its new UK managing director.
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TrendWatch: Digital music companies that changed their spots

You should always stick to your guns, right? Well, not necessarily. Plenty of companies have rethought their business model or approach – and you can argue that this kind of flexibility is increasingly important, given...