Apple Is Censoring Dr. Dre (and Everything Else) on Beats 1 Radio

Today, Apple launched Apple Music to the world. And Apple’s always on, “progressive” radio station Beats 1 is currently censoring the music it plays worldwide. Apple, who gave Dr. Dre a “senior role” in the company when it acquired his…

Google Play Music Now Has a Free, Ad-Supported Radio Tier

To some people Google Play Music, Google’s subscription music streaming service, may have gotten lost in a sea of other offerings. But now, just a week before Apple launches its new music streaming platform, Google is reminding you about its…

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…

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…

iTunes Radio Will Reportedly Be Available Next Month

Apple finally unveiled iTunes Radio back at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June after months (if not years) of rumors that the company would launch such a service. At the time, Apple did not give a release date, but said…

Apple Unveils iTunes Radio, Which Comes Out This Fall

At the Worldwide Developers Conference today, Apple finally announced the rumored iTunes Radio. It will be generally available this fall. It’s a free radio service with over 200 stations, and a catalog of music drawing from the iTunes Store. People…

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…

SiriusXM’s MySXM Lets You Personalize Channels

SiriusXM announced the launch of a new personalization feature called MySXM, which enables users to personalize over 50 its channels by creating up to over 100 variations of each. Channels that take advantage of the MySXM feature let users adjust…

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…

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…

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…

Google Subscription Music Service Coming In Third Quarter [Report]

Rumors persisted throughout this past weekend that Google is working on a subscription music service that would take on Spotify, Pandora and the like. Bloomberg has since put out a report, citing two people with knowledge of the situation, that…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…