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Pandora Is About to Start Slinging Concert Tickets

Pandora Is About to Start Slinging Concert Tickets

Streaming music platform Pandora has just announced it has acquired ticket-selling site Ticketfly, in a deal valued at around $450 million. Pandora says it will help in “achieving Pandora’s mission to help artists find their audience and help listeners find the music they love—whether it’s coming through their earbuds or live on stage.” Ticketfly boasts that it works with around …

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Pandora Lets You Turn Off Ads for One Day, for $1

As expected, Pandora has unveiled a new way to generate revenue from people who just need a little break from the ads. For users who need an ad-free experience – maybe for a long road trip or a big party – Pandora is giving the option of a one-day pass. Instead of paying a full subscription for Pandora’s ad-free tier, …

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Pandora Turns 10, Offers One Ad-Free Day for All

Pandora Turns 10, Offers One Ad-Free Day for All

Pandora is celebrating a big birthday this month, and it’s handing out a small gift to its users. On September 9th, Pandora will turn 10. It’s declared the day “Listener Love Day” and with that comes 24 hours of ad-free streaming – for everyone – no matter what you pay for the service. Everyone in the US will enjoy ad-free …

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Samantha Fox Grieves Passing of Longtime Partner Myra Stratton

Samantha Fox has confirmed that her longtime partner and manager Myra Stratton has passed away. Stratton died Sunday following a two year battle with cancer. Myra Stratton worked as Samantha Fox’s manager starting back in 1999, before becoming romantically involved in a relationship in 2003. In 2008, Stratton and Fox starred on an episode of Wife Swap. Samantha Fox is …

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Pandora Gives Users an Hour of Ad-Free Music If They First Pay Close Attention to an Ad

Pandora is heralding the full rollout of its Sponsored Listening feature, which has been in beta since last fall. With Sponsored Listening, Pandora offers listeners a deal: You can have an ad-free hour of music, uninterrupted, if you just pay special attention to one ad first. “In exchange for at least 15 seconds of active brand attention, listeners are rewarded …

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Pandora Will Sell Day Passes for Ad-Free Music

Pandora is looking for ways to increase revenue, and it’s come up with a way to get users to pay for music, without actually forcing them to commit to a full-on subscription to the premium service. Pandora confirmed to GigaOm that it will soon unveil a “day pass” option, which will allow users to buy a small period of ad-free …

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Pandora Is Now Letting Artists Message You

Everyone’s getting in on the messaging craze, even Pandora internet radio. Have you ever wanted Lenny Kravitz to send you a message, just before you listen to one of his songs, explaining his thoughts behind said song? That’s now a possibility, thanks to Pandora’s new Artist Audio Messaging feature. Pandora is now letting artists (a select few for now, as …

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Study Looks At Top Brands For Customer Loyalty

New data has been released finding that WhatsApp, Facebook, Pandora, Netflix, and Google are the leading brands for customer loyalty in their respective categories (Instant Messaging, Social Networking, Online Music, Online VideoStreaming, and Search). This data comes from the Brand Keys 2015 Customer Loyalty Engagement Index based on a survey of 36,605 consumers, 18 to 65 years of age from …

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Pharrell Williams: Lawyer Tells YouTube to Remove Songs

Pharrell Williams is just one musician whose music videos are on YouTube illegally, at least according to music-business attorney Irving Azof. He founded the new legal group Global Music Rights, and has told YouTube that it does not have performance rights to thousands of songs by about 40 of his clients, including the Eagles, Chris Cornel, John Lennon, and Pharrell …

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Pandora Now Offering Analytics for Its Musicians

Pandora, forever fighting the perception of some that it’s not exactly artist friendly, has just announced a new analytics platform called the Artists Marketing Platform (AMP). Pandora says it’s the best way to harness Pandora’s 76 million monthly active users, who listen to over 20 hours a month. The AMP will offer musicians analytics like total track plays, number of …

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Pandora’s Diversity Numbers Warrant Some Semblance of Praise

In Greek mythology, Pandora was the first human woman created by the gods… Nah, I’m just messin’ with you – I’m not going to go down that route. Congratulations are in order, however, to Pandora Radio, for releasing the first set of diversity statistics that don’t immediately trigger a massive groan. There are groans to be had, but the initial …

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Pandora Hikes Price, Cites Rising Royalty Rates

Like most music streaming services, Pandora’s users are mostly the non-paying kind–the ones who are perfectly content to deal with some ads in order to avoid paying a monthly subscription fee. If you’re one of those 200 million+ people, you can breathe a sigh of relief–this doesn’t really affect you. But current annual subscribers and future subscribers to Pandora One, …

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Pandora Jewelry Makes A Great Valentine’s Day Gift

If you are running around looking for a last minute gift for your valentine this year, consider buying a piece of Pandora jewelry. Pandora jewelry has been popular for several years, but this year it has become a top Valentine’s Day gift. Pandora is well known for making beautiful beads that can be added to bracelets, rings and necklaces. These …

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Pandora Now Lets Advertisers Target Drivers

Do you use Pandora radio while driving? If so, you might just start to get a bit more advertising from more companies. Pandora announced at CES that it’s now letting advertisers target drivers with in-car advertising. The company notes that Pandora Radio is already available on nine out of the 10 best-selling passenger vehicles so this new initiative will help …

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Pandora Coaxes You Awake with New Musical Alarm Clock

If it’s not a loud, jarring buzzing noise, it’s not going to wake me up. Being peacefully coaxed awake by a beautiful piece of music sounds like a great idea, but the sad fact is that I’d sleep right through it. Oh well, Pandora’s new feature isn’t for me. But it may be for you. The streaming radio app has …

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Pandora Lands On Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast has thus far only been used as a video streaming device for services like Netflix, Hulu and YouTube. That’s not to say that the Chromecast can only do video, however, as a major player in the online music streaming business has now announced support for the device. Pandora announced today that its Android and iOS mobile apps have …

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Pandora’s New CEO Was Advertising Age’s First ‘Digital Executive Of The Year’

Pandora announced on Wednesday that its Board of Directors has appointed Brian McAndrews as the company’s new CEO. He will replace outgoing CEO Joe Kennedy. The company announced that Kennedy would be stepping down after about a decade in the role back in March, and Kennedy has remained with the company throughout the transition process. McAndrews’s previous experience includes Madrona …

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Pandora Lifts 40-Hour Per Month Streaming Cap

Starting September 1st, Pandora users will be able to listen to as much free music as they want. The streaming radio company has just announced that they are planning on lifting the 40-hour per month cap on free mobile listening that they instituted earlier this year. That move was something that Pandora called very unusual, and something contrary to their …

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Pandora Unveils New Television Experience

Pandora says it has already had ten million people using Pandora on Internet-connected televisions, and now they’re launching a new browser-based television experience at tv.pandora.com. The product is a complete overhaul of the TV version of Pandora people are used to. “This is an entirely new experience designed from the ground up for your television and remote control,” says Tom …

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Pandora Launches New Facebook Integration

Pandora announced the launch of new Facebook integration for iPhone, Android and Pandora.com, which lets users publish their music activity to Facebook, where it will add content to Facebook’s recently launched music section. “While we’ve offered social features that allow you to explicitly share your Pandora stations and music discoveries to Facebook for some time, today’s update makes sharing effortless,” …

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Pandora Premieres Offers On-Demand Music Before It’s Released

As the battle to win the ears of a streaming music-hungry consumer base heats up, Pandora has just launched a new channel that lets you listen to new albums before they’re official released. It’s called Pandora Premieres, and the company says it’s a new way to discover music on the site. Pandora Premieres lets users stream entire albums from both …

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Pandora Hits 200M Users, 1.5B Hours Streamed in March

Internet radio service Pandora has just announced a pretty significant milestone: 200 million registered users in the U.S. Pandora signed up its first user in 2005, and had hit 100 million users six years later in 2011. It only took them less than two years to add on the next 100 million. 67 million are considered “monthly active listeners.” “We …

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Pandora Is Now Available On Windows Phone 8, Will Be Ad-Free For The Rest Of 2013

Slowly but surely, Windows Phone 8 is starting to build out its app ecosystem to include some of the heavy hitters in the mobile scene. Just last month, Windows Phone 8 users got Spotify, and now Internet radio fans can enjoy Pandora from the comfort of a Windows Phone. So what sets Pandora on Windows Phone 8 apart from the …

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Pandora Puts 40-Hour/Month Cap on Free Mobile Listening, Says It’ll Only Affect 4% of Users

Streaming music radio service Pandora has just announced that it will be ending free unlimited streaming for mobile users. Before you grab your pitchforks, Pandora is assuring users that this will only affect a very small portion of its mobile listeners. Starting this week, free mobile listening will be limited to 40 hours per month. According to Pandora, most users …

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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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Pandora Didn’t Violate Your Privacy By Hooking Up With Facebook

Did you link your Pandora account with Facebook when the integration launched in 2010? Did you feel that your privacy was being infringed upon by doing so? If so, you might be upset to learn that the justice system doesn’t agree with you. U.S. District Judge Saundra Armstrong ruled that Pandora didn’t violate its users privacy when it allowed users …

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Jay-Z, Budweiser’s Made in America Festival to Stream Live on YouTube & Pandora [REPORT]

28 performances, on 3 stages, over the course of one weekend. That’s the pitch for the Budweiser-sponsored “Made in America Fest,” set to kick off this Saturday in Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It’s the inaugural Made in America music festival, and if you can’t make it to the city of brotherly love, YouTube and Pandora apparently have your back. Mashable …

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Spotify Free Radio Comes To Android

When Spotify launched its free radio service for iOS last month, they said that an Android version was definitely on the way. Now, just over a month later, Android users can now enjoy Spotify’s version of Pandora-like radio for free on the go. Of course, for non-premium members, “free” means “ad supported” It’s no different than the desktop or iOS …

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New Photo of Saturn Shows Just How Freakishly Big It Is

The big gaseous giant called Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun in our Solar System, is typically remembered because of the multiple rings that encircle the planet. However, it’s also a e-freaking-normous planet. At 95 times more massive than Earth and with a radius 9 times the equatorial radius of Earth, Saturn easily claims the prize of the second-largest …

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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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