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Pandora Users Listened To 13 Billion Hours Of Music In 2012

Here we are over halfway through January already. Hard to believe. Pandora is still celebrating the New Year, however. In a blog post, the company released a few stats about its users. For one, users listened to over a million different songs by over 100,000 different artists during the year. For two, over 10,000 artists had over 250,000 unique listeners. …

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CES 2013: Chrysler Brings Internet Radio to Its Dashboards

Chrysler announced today at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas that apps for some of the most popular internet radio services will be added to its Uconnect software in the near future. The car manufacturer is calling the feature “Uconnect Access Via Mobile,” and it allows streaming radio from Pandora Internet Radio, Slacker Radio, iHeart Radio, and …

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Spotify Axes Downloads In Europe

Spotify has become quite popular in the U.S. since it finally launched in 2011 after already achieving such popularity in Europe. One feature we might not get here in the States, however, is the ability to download songs, as the company has put a stop to the feature in Europe. Those who have already downloaded music, can of course still …

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iHeartRadio Surpasses 135 Million Downloads

Clear Channel announced today that its iHeartRadio service has surpassed 135 million downloads and 20 million registered users. On top of that, the iHeartRadio network is now seeing 239 million monthly listeners and over 48 million monthly digital uniques. “Registered users only represent a portion of iHeartRadio’s total listener base, since registration is only required for the Custom Station feature …

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Last.fm Gets Some Changes, With More On The Way

After testing them for a couple weeks, Last.fm is pushing out some new design changes, and says that there will be more in the coming weeks and months. The secondary navigation menu has been moved from the left side to the upper-right side on most pages on the site. Here’s a look at the before and after: Before After “This …

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Could Songza Kill Pandora and Even Spotify?

Although Songza has been around since 2007, the Internet radio service is gaining a lot of attention of late for the tremendous growth it has been receiving. It recently became the #1 free app on iTunes for the iPad and the #2 free app for the iPhone. What’s more, Songza integrated its mobile and Web apps with Facebook’s Open Graph …

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Pandora Lobbies to Equalize Broadcast Royalties in the Radio Industry

As it stands right now, newer radio broadcast stations like pandora and other internet-based services, pay more in broadcast royalties than more conventional FM broadcasters, who actually pay nothing. This year alone, Pandora has spent over $50,000 addressing this issue and lobbying congress. The company has maintained their focus on congress as they will be meeting with the Copyright Royalty …

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Pandora Q1 2013 Results Show How Mobile Platforms Make the Monies

Pandora’s financial results for the first quarter of the 2013 fiscal year are out and all signs point to ‘yes’ for the internet radio service. The company’s total revenue of $80.8 million is up 58% from last year with ad revenue making up $70.6 million, a 62% increase over the same time period. Pandora raked in the other $10.2 million …

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iHeartRadio Nets 10 Million Users in 8 Months

Clear Channel announced today that its popular free digital radio app, iHeartRadio, has amassed 10 million registered users in a mere 8 months since it started inviting people to sign up for accounts. While that sounds like a meteoric gain all by itself, let’s put that into perspective: iHeartRadio reached that milestone quicker than Facebook, Pandora, Spotify, and Instagram attained …

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This Pandora Proposal Is Your Creative Question-Pop Of The Day

A little bit of personal info: My soon-to-be wife once told me that any attempt to publicize a proposal, you know, jumbotron at a ballgame or big banner behind an airplane, would be met with a devastatingly embarrassing “No.” I got the message loud and clear and opted for a more traditional, private approach. Well, that worked out for me. …

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Internet Radio Not Quite Warming to Social Media Yet

The odds aren’t bad that sometime today you will tune in to some type of internet radio service and kick out some jams for a couple of hours. At least, that’s the word from a study conducted by targetspot that revealed that listener market of internet radio in the United States is up 8% this year to 42% of all …

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Raditaz Partners with The Echo Nest

Raditaz, a Pandora internet radio competitor, is set to announce that its platform is integrating with The Echo Nest, which will add metadata to the 14 million songs available in its music cloud. This would beat out Pandora’s music discovery by fifteen times, bolstering The Echo Nest and Raditaz’ competitiveness in the music recommendation service market, according to an email …

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