With Grooveshark out of the picture, we pit Spotify against Pandora

We pit Spotify and its large library of music against Pandora and the Music Genome Project in a showdown for online music streaming supremacy.

Taylor Swift is right: Music can’t survive if you don’t pay for it

Music has never been a steady path to fortune, but ad-supported streaming services like Pandora and Spotify are making it harder and harder for all but superstar musicians to survive.

Apple Watch to debut with support for Pandora internet radio

Streaming radio service Pandora joins list of apps available for Apple Watch when the much-anticipated smart watch launches April 24. 

Looking to shake things up, Pandora may offer 24 hours of ad-free listening for $1

In a recent earnings call to investors, Pandora CFO Mike Herring mentioned the possibility of offering 'a la carte' options. The likeliest move is an ad-free day pass on Pandora for 99 cents.

Pandora to let artists send audio messages to fans

Hey, Pandora users, your favorite artists are about to start posting audio messages for your listening pleasure, filling you in on the latest news regarding upcoming tours and new releases, or simply to say "hi."

Friend-source your next playlist with Boomio, a music-sharing app

Boomio's music-sharing app aims to make listening to music social again, while helping artists monetize their music and connect with fans.
Home Theater

Marriott may offer Netflix, Hulu, Pandora access in hotel rooms

Possibly designed to keep you binge watching Netflix while consuming expensive room service food, Marriott is currently testing streaming video access for guests that already subscribe to specific services.

Spotify passes 15 million paid subscribers for the first time, hits 60 million total users

Three years after makin its debut in the U.S., Spotify breaks a subscription record in its quest to 40 million paid subscribers.

Vevo and Pandora apps pump up the jams on Xbox One

A selection of new media apps just went live on Xbox One, including those for the Pandora music streaming service and the music video channel Vevo.

Can Spotify save the music industry? CEO says the service could help end piracy

In a recent interview with Billboard, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek talks about the future of Spotify, why Taylor Swift has the service all wrong, and how Spotify can bring an industry in decline back from the brink.

New job ad indicates Bose may be secretly working on a music streaming service

Bose is expanding its involvement in music streaming, according to a recent job posting which hints at an upcoming cloud music service.

Grooveshark looks to be “compliant” with record labels with new online radio app

After losing a 2011 copyright infringement lawsuit from Universal Music Group, Grooveshark will debut a commercial-free online radio app for .99 cents in 2015