Pandora passes 50m users and launches on iPad
As we said above, Pandora was one of the music services releasing an iPad app for the launch of Apple's tablet this weekend. The app has been redesigned for the bigger screen, with additional album artwork and more band information...
April 6, 2010
Immitter launches artist-pays rival to Pandora
New US music startup Immitter is hoping to take on Pandora with its music discovery service. The idea is similar: users listen to music, and have songs recommended to them based on specific metrics around the songs. However,...
March 24, 2010
Pandora launches iPhone app to control Alpine in-car stereos
Music service Pandora has made loud noises about its intentions in the in-car audio space this year. Now it's launched a dedicated iPhone app for people wanting to access Pandora using Alpine's iDA-X305S system, as part of...
March 22, 2010
Pandora touches profit after a decade, Spotify to be worth tens of billions in a few years…
An interview with Tim Westergren, boss of US streaming service Pandora, lifts the lid on a range of statistics about the radio site, which remains blocked for UK users. Pandora is now on 40 million users and USD $50 million...
February 19, 2010
Pandora was profitable in Q4, says CTO
US streaming music service Pandora has followed through on its promises to start turning a profit. "We became profitable for the fourth quarter of 2009, and now we're shooting for profits for the entire 2010," CTO Tom Conrad...
January 13, 2010
Pandora signs its first in-car deal
Music service Pandora has inked a deal with Pioneer to put its service in the company's in-car entertainment systems. However, it sounds like it'll require an iPhone to work...
January 7, 2010
Pandora doubled its users to 40m this year
US streaming music service Pandora has doubled its size to 40 million registered users in 2009, and is apparently adding 600,000 new signups a WEEK at the moment. Half of those new users are coming from mobile, says the company,...
December 17, 2009
Music Ally Report: The ups and downs of streaming music
Our lead examines 2009's raise of Spotify and Padora services and the debate around the economics behind them.
December 10, 2009
Pandora’s next frontier is car radios
Pandora CTO Tom Conrad has told the SF MusicTech Summit that Pandora is keen to make a bigger move into in-car audio, starting with controls built into dashboards and steering wheels to access its smartphone apps.
December 9, 2009
Pandora boss: ‘To be attractive to advertisers you have to have scale’
Pandora founder Tim Westergren is the latest industry exec to chip in for our Can Music Be Free? week on the blog. He says the company is still keen to get statutory central licences to offset its current punishing licensing...
December 2, 2009
Music Ally Report: There’s no such thing as a free launch
Our lead looks at the new business model behind free music platforms.
November 26, 2009
Google unveils new music search with MySpace, Lala, Pandora, Imeem AND Rhapsody
The speculation last week about Google's music search plans was pretty much on the money. Announced officially last night, the company's new search features will provide streaming previews when people search for song titles...
October 29, 2009