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Tag Archives: Pandora

Younger Music Fans Listening To As Much Streaming Services As They Are Radio

Posted by on April 3, 2013

This isn’t that surprising, especially given the rise of smartphones, but a new study finds that 13 to 35 year-olds are spending as much time listening to streaming music as they are to AM/FM radio. A study done by The NPD Group found that in the fourth quarter of 2012, streaming services like Pandora, Spotify […]

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Pandora To Limit Free Mobile Listening

Posted by on February 28, 2013

Popular online internet radio destination Pandora announced yesterday that they’ll be placing a cap on free unlimited listening to the service. As of this week, listeners will be limited to 40 hours per month of free listening on Pandora. After the limit is reached, listeners will have the option to pay 99 cents to listen […]

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Are Payments For Streaming Starting To Turn Around?

Posted by on November 28, 2012

The new musical landscape is changing almost daily for artists. Just last week, we wrote about how songwriters aren’t making a ton of cash from streaming services, and a sobering article about how indie band Grizzly Bear – with a #7 album and headlining Radio City Music Hall – still struggles to make ends meet is […]

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Online Streaming Services Still Not Paying Songwriters

Posted by on November 21, 2012

There’s been a lot of industry discussion about how online music streaming services are compensating artists. But while Spotify and Pandora might be great ways to expose new acts to people, that isn’t translating into money for the songwriters whose music is being exposed. And while there aren’t any metal artists in these two below […]

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Megadeth, Rush, Skid Row And More Among 125 Artists Who Signed Open Letter To Pandora Over Compensation

Posted by on November 15, 2012

Digital radio and streaming services have been a hot button issue in the music industry, especially relating to revenue. So it’s understandable why many musicians would be unhappy that Pandora is lobbying lawmakers in U.S. Congress to pass the “Internet Radio Fairness Act,” which would change regulation of how royalties are paid to artists. In […]

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Apple To Launch Streaming Radio Service

Posted by on October 26, 2012

In an announcement that’s probably got Pandora nervous, there are multiple reports surfacing that Apple is launching a streaming radio service in the first three months of next year. Bloomberg reports that talks at the major labels have intensified, with the primary discussion centered around how to share ad revenue. While Spotify has become the […]

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Radio Spotlight: DMX’s James Whelan

Posted by on July 6, 2012

The Syndicate, Metal Insider’s parent company, is a promotion and marketing company that has championed the metal scene for almost 15 years. In our weekly Radio Spotlight, we’ll offer a look behind the scenes of metal radio from some of the stations and outlets playing metal that the Syndicate works with to spotlight the newest underground music […]

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Sirius XM And Pandora Account For 90% of SoundExchange Revenues

Posted by on April 16, 2012

There’s no denying the power that Sirius XM and Pandora have on their own nowadays. Sirius XM now has more than 22 million subscribers, while Pandora reportedly has a 68% market share among internet radio. And according to new calculations found by Digital Music News, the two combined account for roughly 90% of SoundExchange’s total […]

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Pandora Coming To A Car Near You (If It Isn’t There Already)

Posted by on January 12, 2012

The Consumer Electronics Show is taking place now in Las Vegas, and internet streaming service Pandora came to the convention with some good news. Despite all you’re hearing about rival service Spotify, Pandora still has a 68% market share among Internet audio. And while terrestrial and satellite radio won’t want to hear this, it’s coming […]

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UMG Executive Defends Spotify, Claims Pandora Is Hurting Industry

Posted by on November 9, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbAT9Ap9EVs[/youtube] During an interview on Topspin CEO Ian Rogers’ This Week In Music web show, Universal Music Group’s head of Digital Business Rob Wells shared his take on today’s two leading online streaming services: Spotify and Pandora. While Wells heavily defended Spotify (though we could name a few metal labels who’d disagree), he was very […]

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