Post Tagged with: "Pandora"

Pandora Has Mixed Q4 Earnings With $336M Revenue And 3.8% Growth To 81.1M Listeners
/ February 11, 2016 2:45 pm
Pandora Has Mixed Q4 Earnings With $336M Revenue And 3.8% Growth To 81.1M Listeners

TechCrunch reports "Amidst rumors that it’s trying to sell itself, Pandora missed on its Q4 2015 earnings report where it said it had 81.1 million listeners, up from 78.1 million in Q3 but down from 81.5 million a year ago. Pandora saw $336 million revenue and $0.04 earnings per share, compared to expectations of $332 million and $0.07 EPS. Q4 total listening hours hit 5.37 billion, up 4.5% quarter-over-quarter and 3% since a year ago.". Read More

SoundCloud Gets Its Own Radio Feature With Launch Of “Stations” On iOS And Android
/ February 2, 2016 10:43 am
SoundCloud Gets Its Own Radio Feature With Launch Of “Stations” On iOS And Android

TechCrunch reports "With opportune timing, given Apple’s decision to put its curated iTunes Radio stations behind a paywall, music streaming service SoundCloud today launched its own take on continuous, lean-back listening with the debut of “Stations.” Similar to other radio services, like Pandora, Stations allow users to listen to an endless stream of music based on a track, search terms, or other content stream.". Read More

Pandora Revamps Its App To Better Compete With Spotify, Apple Music
/ January 28, 2016 9:22 am
Pandora Revamps Its App To Better Compete With Spotify, Apple Music

TechCrunch reports "Pandora today rolled out a series of new features that, again, are aimed at making the streaming music service more competitive with the likes of Spotify and other competitors. As you may recall, the company recently introduced “thumbprint radio” – a way for the service to create a mix of user favorites and recommendations, which seemed a shot against Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” playlist.". Read More

Spotify Raises Half a Billion — Can It Hold Off Apple Music?
/ January 28, 2016 9:16 am
Spotify Raises Half a Billion — Can It Hold Off Apple Music?

Billboard reports "Can Spotify, the world's largest music subscription service, grab an even larger share of the market? A report from Swedish outlet SvD Naringsliv says Spotify is seeking to raise $500 in convertible bonds. The news arrived the day after Apple confirmed an earlier report claiming its streaming subscription service had acquired 10 million subscribers in less than four months.". Read More

Amazon is reportedly building a ‘Spotify killer’ music service
/ January 28, 2016 9:10 am
Amazon is reportedly building a ‘Spotify killer’ music service

The Verge reports "Amazon could be preparing to challenge Spotify, Apple Music, and other subscription music services with a full-fledged rival that's much bigger than Prime Music. The New York Post reports that Amazon executives have kicked off licensing talks with the music industry for a Spotify-like offering that would tentatively cost $9.99 per month.". Read More

Nielsen: Music Streams Doubled In 2015, Digital Sales Continue To Fall
/ January 7, 2016 12:42 pm
Nielsen: Music Streams Doubled In 2015, Digital Sales Continue To Fall

TechCrunch reports "2015 was a good year for streaming services, according to Nielsen’s year-end Music report out now. In 2015, on-demand streaming services grew to 317 billion streams – that’s a doubling from 2014, which saw 164.5 billion songs streamed, Nielsen report states.". Read More

Pandora Strikes Two Licensing Deals on Day of Rdio Shut-Down
/ December 22, 2015 12:29 pm
Pandora Strikes Two Licensing Deals on Day of Rdio Shut-Down

Variety reports "Pandora took another step towards launching a full-blown Spotify competitor Tuesday: The music service announced two multi-year licensing deals with ASCAP and BMI Tuesday that together cover the performance rights for more than 20 million musical works.". Read More

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