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Sandbox Issue 214: Radio Ahead. Pitching to the non-traditional radio giants

Lead: In the good old days, you could just employ a plugger to get your songs played on radio (or, if you had deep pockets and shallow morals, you could engage in some light payola). Today what “radio” actually is has...
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Recording Academy launches social-media campaign to support MMA

The lobbying continues in the US to get the Music Modernization Act (MMA) into law, with platforms SiriusXM and Music Choice now the focus of anger within the music industry over their opposition to the bill in its current...
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Sirius XM to pay $150m to SoundExchange to settle lawsuits

Could peace and love be returning to the US digital-music ecosystem? Don’t answer that question… But there is a new rapprochement of sorts in the relationship between satellite-radio firm Sirius XM and royalty-collector...
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Pandora lays off 5% of staff as value shrinks for Sirius XM

It’s just over a year since Pandora laid off 7% of its staff in the US in order to “to focus and realign existing resources on execution and make further investments in product innovation to drive advertising revenue...
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Sirius XM CEO on Pandora: ‘We really want to get under the hood’

US satellite-radio firm Sirius XM announced its latest quarterly financial results overnight, with more positive metrics for its service’s growth. The company added 445,000 net new subscribers to end the second quarter...
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Rumours still flying about a Pandora acquisition

The prospect of someone acquiring Pandora – and specifically satellite-radio firm Sirius XM acquiring Pandora – has been making headlines again this weekend. CNBC claimed that Pandora “is now open to selling itself...
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Liberty Media boss cool on streaming economics

Rumours that Liberty Media subsidiary Sirius XM may bid for Pandora continue to rumble, yet Liberty CEO Greg Maffei has concerns about the business models around streaming music.
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The Turtles to challenge RIAA settlement with Sirius XM

The RIAA recently negotiated a $210m settlement with satellite-radio provider Sirius XM over royalties for songs produced before 1972, but that’s not an end to the dispute. Flo & Eddie of 60s band The Turtles, who’ve...
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NMPA boss hopes Apple Music can grow streaming subscriptions

It sounds like a slightly doleful AGM for the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), with the body talking about last year’s 2.5% drop in revenues for the US music publishing industry to $2.14bn. President David...
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The Turtles’ heads given go-ahead for class action against Sirius XM

In a lawsuit that has been brewing for a long time, Flo & Eddie of The Turtles have been told by a California judge to proceed with their lawsuit against US satellite broadcaster. The case relates to pre-1972 recordings...
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Will Pandora reach 120m active users by 2020?

Perhaps. That’s the prediction made by financial analyst firm Trefis, anyway, in a report published on Forbes. “We estimate Pandora’s total active user count will increase from 76.2 million in 2013 to close...
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Pandora considers moving into non-music content

As it looks to grow its audience, Pandora is considering expanding its content offering into sports, news and talk radio – aimed mainly at an in-car audience. “Music’s an important piece of radio listening in the car,...