Tag: Pandora

IHeartRadio Launched Its Own Streaming Service

In what is being considered as a major turning point for the music streaming industry, popular internet radio platform iHeartRadio has just launched its own streaming service as a rival to Spotify. Called the ‘iHeartRadio All Access powered by Napster’ (What a mouthful!), the streaming service’s premium tier costs $9.99 a month, is a part …

Pandora Launches Own Music Streaming Service

Pandora Launches Its Very Own, On-Demand Music Streaming Service – Premium Pandora was the company which had once kick-started the streaming music revolution through its radio station-based service which tailors itself according to the preferences and usage pattern of the user. Today, about a year after having acquired Rdio, Pandora has finally decided to reveal …

Bad News for Pandora in 2016

Pandora, the U.S. based music streaming service, has enjoyed great successes over the past decade since its inception. As a pioneer in its particular niche, it enjoyed the advantages of being first out of the gates with year-on-year profitability and user-base expansions. Recently, however, it seems that a fly must have fallen into the ointment …

iHeartMedia Are Launching Paid Streaming Service

US radio giant iHeartMedia are set to announce this week the launch of their own major paid music streaming service. Bob Pittman, who is Chief Executive of iHeartMedia, is expected to announce the launch during the company’s music festival based in Las Vegas this week. Before iHeartMedia can launch this service they still need to …

Amazon and Pandora Are Set to Launch Cheap Music Streaming at $5

The price of $10 a month has become the standard for music streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify. But according to the New York Times, Pandora and Amazon are set to challenge the norm and release a cheaper alternative at $5 within the coming weeks. There has been many within the music industry that …

Pandora Is to Launch an On-Demand Streaming Service to Go After Spotify

Pandora is aiming to join the big leagues of music streaming… The Internet-radio service is planning to start offering two paid subscription tiers, which could be available as early as next month, according to the Wall Street Journal. These tiers would make the company better suited to compete with the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, …

Exclusive Music Is Bad For Fans, Bad For Artists, And Bad For Music Streaming

Early this week, Kanye West had a short outburst on Twitter concerning what he called the “beef” between Tidal and Apple. This “beef” Kanye spoke of is the two streaming companies’ competitiveness over securing artist exclusives. West released “Life of Pablo” in February exclusively on Tidal, which lead to a massive number of people (who …

Pandora Has Announced New Products for Their App as Competition Increases.

Pandora is set to release a number of new products for their music streaming service this autumn, with an announcement from co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley.” Westergren is looking to take on the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal, stating they just offer “30 million songs and a search box …

Music Streaming is the Lifebelt keeping the Music Industry Afloat

The music streaming industry takes a lot of hits from critics, claiming they pay artists sparse royalties and that they have cost the Industry billions. But if you take a look back at where the music industry was heading in the turn of the 21st century, these claims are harsh if not completely untrue. For those …

Pandora Signs Deal with Music Reports to Avoid Royalty Lawsuits

Since seeing Spotify get sued by infuriated artists over missing royalty payments, Pandora has taken no chances. Pandora, the internet music radio company, has reached a deal with rights administration platform Music Reports. They will be managing the royalty administration and the mechanical licensing, for their soon to be released ‘on-demand’ streaming service. The deal …