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2015 In Review

Streaming War Pigs: Apple, Tidal, Spotify, & The Year In Music Services

In June 2015, a week before the official launch of Apple Music, I was given an in-depth pre-release demonstration of the new streaming service. I…
Michael Nelson | December 17, 2015 - 11:02 am

Deconstructing

Deconstructing: Pandora, Spotify, Piracy, And Getting Artists Paid

"Who the hell is this guy and why is he trying to sell me a warm sack of shit?" This question lit up…
Chris Ruen | November 20, 2012 - 11:25 am

More Pandora stories

Pandora Announces Offline Streaming, More Skips

Pandora has been planning to add on-demand streaming since acquiring Rdio last year, and that plan is still expected to debut before the end of…
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2016 - 9:44 am

Questlove Joins Pandora As “Artist Ambassador,” Radio Host

Pandora was one of the first music streaming companies to make a big splash, and it remains the most widely used streaming platform. But the…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2016 - 9:40 am

Pandora Acquires Rdio

It was only a matter of time. Pandora announced via press release that the personalized online radio company will acquire key assets from competitor Rdio,…
Chris DeVille | November 16, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Pandora Will Pay Labels $90M In Back Royalties For Pre-1972 Music

The United States didn't protect copyrights for sound recordings until 2/15/72. Thanks to that legal loophole, Pandora has never paid royalties on music recorded before…
Chris DeVille | October 23, 2015 - 11:55 am

These Are Pandora’s 10 Most Liked Songs Of All Time

Pandora continues to be one of the most popular musical outlets of the digital age. With its curated playlists and algorithms and thumbs-up/thumbs-down interactivity, it's…
Chris DeVille | January 29, 2015 - 10:27 am

Pandora’s New Deal With Indies Sounds A Lot Like Payola

Pandora recently signed a deal with global rights agency Merlin to pay a smaller royalty rate on songs that are performed by artists represented by…
James Rettig | November 28, 2014 - 1:56 pm

Pink Floyd, David Lowery Reignite Pandora Royalty Debate

It can't be a coincidence that less than one week after Pink Floyd's catalog was "unlocked" on Spotify, band members Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and…
Michael Nelson | June 25, 2013 - 11:30 am