SiriusXM CEO: Pandora Completely Changes the Game

SiriusXM reported record fourth quarter and full-year 2018 operating and financial results today. However, the best is yet to come for SiriusXM as their Pandora acquisition begins to impact the company.

How Pandora Uses AI To Power Music Discovery

Pandora is considered the world’s most powerful music discovery platform, using algorithms to determine which music to play to a subscriber at any given time. The question is how do they do it so successfully?

SiriusXM CEO: Pandora to Make Sirius Subscribers More Sticky

SiriusXM CEO James Meyer says that Pandora will make Sirius subscribers more sticky and will overall reduce churn. Meyer indicates that Pandora’s focus on advertising revenue will also help Sirius monetize the two-thirds of auto sales free trials that don’t convert to a paying SiriusXM subscriber.

SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer: Audio is Thriving Like Never Before

In the earning call SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer talked about adding 300,000 net new self-pay subs in the third quarter, Amazon partnership, Pandora Acquisition, Connected Vehicle initiatives paying off, and how it’s going with Automatic Labs, which they acquired last year.

Pandora Co-Founder: Apple, Amazon, Google is Going to Rue the Day They Let Pandora Get Away

Tim Westergren, Co-founder, and former Pandora CEO commented on CNBC’s Fortt Knox show: I think that Apple, Amazon, Google is going to rue the day they let Pandora get away from them.

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…

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 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…

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…

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…