Posts tagged "Pandora"

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 emblematic of the way this generation experiences music. So Buzzfeed had the bright idea to ask them which songs get the most thumbs up. Here’s the top 10:… More »

By: 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 the organization. The deal with the company — which represents labels such as the Beggars Group (4AD, Matador, Rough Trade), Epitaph, and Domino — was recently uncovered in a new… More »

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 Nick Mason published an editorial on decrying Pandora’s royalty payouts — or, more specifically, the payout system that would be put in place if the Pandora-sponsored Internet Radio Fairne… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 25, 2013 - 11:30 am

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 my mind last week, as I sat in the audience for the Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit in Washington, DC. The guy in question was, in fact, a US… More »

By: Chris Ruen / November 20, 2012 - 11:25 am