Pandora Premium takes on Apple Music and Spotify

Dec 7, 2016
The internet radio pioneer will launch a subscription service in early 2017.
 

 
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Why Amazon is getting into music streaming

Oct 12, 2016
Think of it as a Trojan horse campaign. And hey, they make also make some money.
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Streaming now accounts for almost half of music revenue

Sep 22, 2016
Revenue is up, but the economics of streaming have yet to be worked out.
Revenue in the music industry is up 8.1 percent for the first half of 2016.
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Putting big data to work for musicians

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Mar 24, 2016
Streaming services know a lot about our listening habits. Artists not so much
Streaming programs like Spotify use algorithms to learn about our listening habits. 
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Is Pandora being boxed in by a flawed business model?

Feb 12, 2016
Pandora was music-industry pioneer, but its ad-supported service isn't paying off
A banner with Pandora's logo in front of Wall Street on the first day of trading as a public company in 2011. The online radio service has fallen a long way since then. 
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Pandora's profits could depend on this obscure panel

Dec 14, 2015
The Copyright Royalty Board determines what streaming companies pay in royalties.

Apple is behind on streaming, but it has a secret weapon

Jun 5, 2015
Apple is set to launch a music streaming service. Here's what you need to know.

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For streaming sites, playlists still need human touch

Apr 20, 2015
In the digital age, the key to a music playlist's success? Human beings.

Pandora near parity on gender stats

Aug 25, 2014
Pandora has surprised observers with its near-equal gender representation.
An event hosted by the San Francisco chapter of the Interactive Design Association at Pandora headquarters. Pandora has noticeably higher representation of women than other tech companies.  
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Pandora uses data on your musical taste to lure political advertisers

Feb 14, 2014
You like Bob Marley, because: a) You’re a pot-smoking liberal. B) You’re a libertarian. C) You had a great time in Jamaica during college
Singer Lady Gaga performs onstage. According to data, her audience was probably full of Democrats.
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