Rdio matches Spotify on family pricing as the music streaming battle royale continues (PC World)

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There’s no lack of choices when it comes to music subscription streaming services such as Beats, Pandora, Rdio, Spotify, and Xbox Music to name just a few. Even YouTube is getting into the groove with YouTube Music Key announced on Wednesday. It’s no surprise then, that Rdio is… [Read more on PC World]

Mad Genius Radio Is What Pandora Should Be (Tech Cocktail)

I recently had time to catch up with Mad Genius Radio Founder Eric Neumann and CEO Max Fulton. Mad Genius Radio is a new startup breaking onto the radio scene with a bevy of unique features and a beautiful interface both via the web and their iOS/Android apps.

Mad Genius Radio started as nothing more than an idea roughly… [Read more on Tech Cocktail]

Pandora Teases Streaming Music Subscribers With A New Ad Model (Forbes)

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Streaming music platform Pandora has tried a lot of things to both raise its income and increase its subscriber base, but the company is getting especially aggressive with a brand new ad model that promises an… [Read more on Forbes]

Pandora to musicians: Dive on into our audience data (C|Net)

With more than 50 billion hours of music streamed in nine years, Pandora is letting all artists played on its Internet radio service spy into their audience data.

With more than 50 billion hours of music streamed in nine years, Pandora is letting all artists played on its Internet radio service spy into their audience data.

Pandora’s free AMP service pulls back the curtain on data culled from tens of billions of hours of listening to help musicians market themselves smarter.

Pandora launched a program Wednesday opening up its data heap to artists, with the goal that no decent band must play to a crowd of 15 yawning people again.

Pandora, by far the Web’s top streaming-music… [Read more on C|Net]

Audioboom aims to disrupt radio industry (The Financial Times)

digital entertainment post audioboomIn the business of audio entertainment, the big money is in music. But that has not stopped investors from getting excited about a less glamorous type of audio: the spoken word.

The 10-fold increase in the market capitalisation of Audioboom in just five months has highlighted this little-known companyas… [Read more onn The Financial Times]

 

Clear Channel Flips Its Name to iHeartMedia (Newsfactor Business Report)

Clear Channel, the nation’s biggest radio station owner, is broadcasting a new signal to listeners and advertisers. The San Antonio-based media company, owner of 840 radio stations, has changed its name to iHeartMedia, after its iHeartRadio online network that lets people listen to the likes of… [Read more on Newsfactor Business Report]