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.
July 13, 2009
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...
July 10, 2009
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.
July 8, 2009
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.
July 2, 2009
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.
July 1, 2009
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.
June 24, 2009
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
June 18, 2009
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.
June 9, 2009
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.
June 1, 2009
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.
April 7, 2009
Spotify appoints ex-Pandora man as UK MD
Streaming music service Spotify has announced that Paul Brown is its new UK managing director.
April 3, 2009
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...
February 12, 2009