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Is Pandora on the market? Report claims the streaming giant is looking to sell

Coming off of a bad year for profits and a dwindling user base, Pandora is said to be in early talks for a possible sale. The news comes as the company has been besieged by the rise of on-demand streamers like Spotify and Apple Music.
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Pandora adds new features to make it even easier to find the right music for you

Pandora might not be as popular as Spotify, but that hasn't stopped the company from moving forward, introducing new music discovery features as well as a mini player that sits at the bottom of the app.
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Copyright Royalty Board: Pandora required to pay 21 percent more in royalties

The internet radio streamer and other non-interactive streamers like iHeartRadio (but not Apple Music or Spotify) is now required to pay a higher royalty rate. The decision could've been worse for streamer, but it's certainly not good news…
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Following Pandora acquisition, Rdio will go silent on December 22

After saying goodbye to its users and providing them with export tools to take their playlists and favorites with them, Rdio has announced that it will shut down for good on December 22.
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Rdio says farewell to users with a page full of statistics

Rdio has gone bankrupt and has sold its assets to Pandora. As the days count down until Rdio reaches its end of life, the streaming service is sharing export options and statistics on users music habits.
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Pandora CFO says Steve Jobs ‘eviscerated the music industry’ with iTunes

In an earnings call, Pandora CFO Mike Herring pointed the finger at Steve Jobs for the last 15 years of trouble in the music industry. Pandora faces a difficult week waiting to find out whether it'll have to pay higher artist royalties.
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Pandora launches Thumbprint Radio, a playlist based on your favorite songs

Pandora has launched Thumbprint Radio, an uber-personalized playlist based on songs you've favorited over the years. It's live now, but you'll have to meet a few basic requirements in order to use it.
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Pandora CEO: Free on-demand music streaming habit is killing the music industry

The music industry has long been in a state of flux, but it might also be in danger, according to Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews. In a new op-ed, he argues that free on-demand streaming has created a destructive gray market.
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YouTube Music isn’t ready to be your daily music driver just yet 2:03

With Spotify and Apple Music already dominating a music-streaming market will YouTube Music be able to leave it's mark in the genre? We went hands-on in this video review.
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Rdio Free will be the only available streaming service from Rdio

The music streamer recently acquired by Pandora has explained current subscriptions will be cancelled on their next billing period and switched to free, ad-supported service. Rdio Free will continue to be offered until the service goes…
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Spotify unveils treasure trove of listener data to artists with Fan Insights portal

Spotify launching free tool called Fan Insights portal to give artists and managers detailed analytics on their listeners. Metrics offered include monthly plays of music, fans, location data, demographic info and fan engagement levels. ……
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Rdio owed $220 million to creditors when it filed for bankruptcy 

Music streamer Rdio, which Pandora bought key assets from yesterday, owes about $220 million to creditors. The service made about $1.5 million monthly from subscription revenue, significantly less than its $4 million in monthly operating…