Steve Knopper, writing for Rolling Stone, on how Pandora owes record labels over $90 million.
In a victory for artists and record labels, Internet radio service Pandora announced Thursday it would pay $90 million to settle a lawsuit over royalties for songs recorded before 1972. Due to a U.S. copyright loophole, Pandora has played these songs without compensating Warner, Sony, Universal and other labels that own the rights to the master recordings in recent years.
Jason Tate on 10/23/15 - 07:37 PM
According to the New York Times, Pandora has purchased Ticketfly.
Pandora announced early Wednesday that it would acquire Ticketfly for $450 million, in a mix of cash and stock. The deal further expands Pandora’s interests in providing services to artists. Last year, it introduced a data system, the Artist Marketing Platform, or AMP, that shows musicians which songs are most popular on the service and where. And in May, Pandora bought Next Big Sound, another data service, which studies the listening and online searching patterns of streaming music customers.
Jason Tate on 10/07/15 - 11:55 AM
Pandora will be offering some new analytic features to musicians.
In the release announcing the AMP, Pandora says the platform will offer data about each song (including the total number of plays and the number of thumbs up), as well as the number of fans who have created a station for each artist, plus geographic and demographic breakdowns of their listeners.

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Jason Tate on 10/22/14 - 10:22 AM
Newsday is reporting that Pandora has made a direct licensing deal with some artists.
That means Merlin-represented artists like Arcade Fire, Bad Religion and Lenny Kravitz could get more rotations as their representatives will be able to lobby Pandora to place their songs earlier in playlists where they fit. Artists will also get access to Pandora data for the first time, enabling them to make informed decisions about where to tour, who to tour with, what their concert set list should be and what songs they might release next. They will also have tools to directly communicate with fans on Pandora.

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Jason Tate on 08/06/14 - 11:16 AM
Head to the replies to watch Kyle Morton and Shannon Rose Steele of Typhoon perform an acoustic version of their song "CPR" for Pandora. I shed a tear or two watching this, so brace yourself; it's beautiful.
Lueda Alia on 05/19/14 - 10:01 PM
A judge on Friday decided to leave the royalty rate that Pandora pays to songwriters the same.
Ascap, which represents millions of songs, had asked the court to raise Pandora’s royalty gradually from 1.85 percent, its current rate. Pandora sought a rate of 1.7 percent, which is what most commercial radio stations pay Ascap. The difference represents a potential shift of millions of dollars for the whole industry, and the case came to symbolize the economic conflict between technology companies and the traditional music industry.
Jason Tate on 03/17/14 - 10:17 AM
You can stream Taking Back Sunday's new album, Happiness Is, at Pandora and Amazon. The album hits stores on March 18th.
Drew Beringer on 03/10/14 - 06:32 PM
You can now stream Bayside's new album, Cult, in full at Pandora. The album hits stores next week, February 18th.
Drew Beringer on 02/10/14 - 07:20 PM
You can stream the new Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltson album, Fly By Wire, in its entirety on Pandora. The record will be available next Tuesday, September 17th.
Drew Beringer on 09/10/13 - 10:57 AM
Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) has a new band called The Julie Ruin. Stream her upcoming album, Run Fast, early at Pandora Premieres. The record releases September 3rd.
Ryan Gardner on 08/29/13 - 11:16 AM
Stream Dresses' debut album, Sun Shy, early at Pandora Premieres. The album releases on September 3rd via SideOneDummy Records.
Ryan Gardner on 08/29/13 - 11:05 AM
You can now stream We Came As Romans' new album, Tracing Back Roots, in its entirety over at Pandora.
Drew Beringer on 07/18/13 - 10:01 AM
You can stream Tallhart's new record, We Are The Same, over at Pandora. The album will be in stores July 16th.
Drew Beringer on 07/09/13 - 01:57 PM
The New York Times is reporting that the free version of Pandora on mobile devices will now have access only to 40 hours of free music per month.
Jason Tate on 02/28/13 - 11:58 AM
The long-term plan is to morph Myspace into a Pandora/Spotify competitor.
From the ArticleThe pitch deck outlines how Specific Media, now known as Interactive Media Holding, thinks it can turn Myspace around by morphing it into a Spotify and Pandora competitor. It’s betting it can win because of the Myspace brand association with music and the fact that 50% of its streaming plays today come from unassigned artists it won’t have to pay royalties to. It would have to win big because Myspace is hemorrhaging money. News Corp took a nasty hit buying Myspace for $580 million in 2005 when it was still growing fast. But Myspace’s core tech was rotten, and its lack of the real-world social...
Jason Tate on 11/19/12 - 01:14 PM
The Internet Radio Fairness Act is a proposed bill that would cut royalties for musicians made from internet radio sites like Pandora or Spotify by "85%," according to sources. This is an interesting, developing, story ... and one to keep an eye on.

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Jason Tate on 10/19/12 - 11:55 AM
You can now stream the Dave Matthews Band's new album, Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King here.

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Blake Solomon on 05/25/09 - 11:02 AM

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