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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: 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

SiriusXM To Acquire Pandora

In a blockbuster deal sure to shake up car audio, SiriusXM announced on Monday that it will acquire Pandora in an all-stock transaction valued at…
Marc Schneider / Billboard | September 24, 2018 - 9:33 am

SiriusXM To Buy $480M Stake In Pandora

Satellite radio firm SiriusXM said Friday that it has agreed with Pandora to make a $480 million strategic cash investment in the personalized online radio…
Georg Szalai / The Hollywood Reporter | June 9, 2017 - 9:43 am

PayPal Sues Pandora Over Logo

Back in October, the streaming service Pandora unveiled a brand-new logo: A big bright-blue P against a white background. And the paying-for-stuff-online giant PayPal is…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2017 - 10:24 am

SiriusXM Reportedly Looking To Acquire Pandora

SiriusXM is apparently in talks to acquire Pandora, according to a new report from The New York Post. It's not the first time that the…
James Rettig | May 18, 2017 - 10:01 am

Pandora Premium Lanching This Week

Hey, you've been hungering for a new way to spend money on streaming music, haven't you? Well, you are in luck. There is a new…
Tom Breihan | March 13, 2017 - 9:39 am

Pandora Unveils Spotify Competitor, Courts Acquirers

Pandora's been making moves to add on-demand streaming to their service ever since the company acquired Rdio back in 2015. Today, The Verge reports that…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 7, 2016 - 12:44 pm

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