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Sirius XM to acquire Pandora for $3.5 billion

09/24/2018, 08:09 am

An all-stock transaction, set to close in early 2019, would create what Sirius calls the "world's largest audio entertainment company."

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Pandora launches $14.99 Premium Family plan to counter Apple Music, Spotify

05/28/2018, 09:05 am

Pandora has launched a Premium Family plan that provides access to the music streaming service for up to six users priced at $15 per month, equalling the version offered by Apple Music.

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Apple Music pulled R. Kelly from curated playlists weeks ago amid abuse allegations, report says

05/11/2018, 08:05 pm

After revelations that music streaming leader Spotify ceased active promotion of R. Kelly songs and playlists as the singer faces assault and sexual misconduct allegations, a report on Friday claims Apple applied similar policies to its Apple Music service weeks ago.

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How to AirPlay music to your HomePod from Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and Apple Music

02/23/2018, 10:02 am

The HomePod is not strictly limited to Apple Music playback through Siri -- it is also an AirPlay target, and can recieve an audio signal from nearly every app on your iPhone. Here are some of the most common apps, and where to tap to get that to play on your new speaker.

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Pandora opens up on-demand music to free & Plus subscribers

12/14/2017, 04:12 pm

Pandora is gradually rolling out on-demand music to listeners without a Premium subscription, putting it more direct competition with Spotify, and offering at least one advantage over Apple Music.

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Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine says services like Spotify & Pandora can't be profitable

11/29/2017, 04:11 pm

Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine once again criticized the business models of rivals in an interview published on Wednesday, this time arguing that streaming services without other attached businesses are inherently unprofitable.

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Pandora's CEO & other execs leave ahead of $480M Sirius XM investment [u]

06/27/2017, 12:06 pm

Three major executives -- including founding CEO Tim Westergren -- are officially leaving Pandora, one of Apple's biggest rivals in the streaming music space. [Updated with Australia and New Zealand pull-out]

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SiriusXM reviving talks to buy Apple Music competitor Pandora - report

05/18/2017, 12:05 pm

Satellite radio company SiriusXM is reportedly in "active discussions" about buying Pandora, which recently began tackling Apple Music head-on through the launch of its on-demand Premium service.

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Pandora Premium drops invite system, launches wide with iOS & CarPlay support

04/18/2017, 02:04 pm

Pandora Premium -- Pandora's on-demand music service, challenging Spotify and Apple Music -- moved out of an invite-only phase on Tuesday, launching for the general public including support for Apple's iPhone, iPad, and CarPlay.

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Pandora guns for Spotify & Apple Music with new Premium on-demand service [u]

03/13/2017, 10:03 am

Pandora on Monday announced that its long-promised on-demand music service -- Pandora Premium -- is rolling out this week, challenging rivals like Apple and Spotify with a handful of unique features, mostly focused on personalization. [Updated with more launch info]

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Pandora joins Apple Music in contributing to Hot 100 & other Billboard charts

01/31/2017, 03:01 pm

Song plays on Pandora are now contributing to how songs rank on Billboard's famous music charts, putting the streaming service in the same league as rivals like Spotify, Google, and Apple Music.

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Apple Music rival Pandora cuts 7% of US staff despite upturn in subscribers

01/13/2017, 09:01 am

One of Apple's competitors in the music space, Pandora, has announced plans to lay off 7 percent of its U.S. workers -- excluding those at Ticketfly -- despite improvements in its paid subscriber base, and plans to launch on-demand streaming.

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Pandora unveils $9.99/month Premium on-demand streaming service, to launch in early 2017

12/06/2016, 10:12 pm

After picking up technology and staff from defunct streaming service Rdio in 2015, streaming music giant Pandora on Tuesday officially announced its own on-demand product that will take on Apple Music and Spotify when it launches next year.

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Pandora launches new 'Plus' tier, promises on-demand streaming by end of 2016

09/15/2016, 11:09 am

Pandora on Thursday announced "Pandora Plus," a revamping of its $4.99 Pandora One plan, while also making changes to its free tier and confirming it will offer on-demand streaming later in 2016, in a bid to compete with Apple Music and Spotify.

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Pandora planning to take on Apple Music with on-demand streaming as soon as Sept. - report

08/19/2016, 01:08 pm

Long a radio-only service, Pandora is preparing to delve into the world of on-demand streaming as soon as September, a report said on Friday.

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US antitrust officials decline to change agreements on songwriting royalties

08/04/2016, 04:08 pm

On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division said it won't be seeking any changes to agreements on songwriter royalties, maintaining the status quo for streaming services like Pandora and Apple Music.

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Largest shareholder urges struggling Pandora to sell itself to the highest bidder

05/17/2016, 02:05 pm

Activist investment firm Corvex Management is pushing streaming radio service -- and Apple Music competitor -- Pandora to seriously consider selling the company, instead of pursuing what it has dubbed a "costly and uncertain business plan."

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Pandora settles fights with ASCAP, Broadcast Music in wake of royalty ruling

12/22/2015, 03:12 pm

Through newly-forged deals, Pandora has put an end to royalty disputes with Broadcast Music and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, a report said on Tuesday.

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Pandora, others must raise streaming royalties after Copyright Royalty Board ruling

12/16/2015, 08:12 pm

The federal Copyright Royalty Board on Wednesday ruled to raise Internet radio royalty rates, meaning companies that offer ad-supported services, such as Pandora and iHeartMedia, will have to pay out increased per-stream fees starting next year.

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Apple TV gains Pandora app, but tvOS 9.1 still lacks Bluetooth keyboard support

12/09/2015, 06:12 pm

Streaming music service Pandora launched an official tvOS app on Wednesday, while separately, users have noticed that the fourth-generation Apple TV continues to lack Bluetooth keyboard support, even after Tuesday's tvOS 9.1 update.

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