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Pandora Audience Metrics Continue to Grow

Pandora announced their latest round of audience metrics today and surprisingly enough, with all of the growth and competition from Spotify and the likes, they’re still growing. Total listener hours for the month of August were 1.16 billion, an increase of 70% from 682 million during the same period last year and an increase of… → Read More

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Freeloaders Rejoice: Spotify now Offering Free Streaming to Android Users

Music streaming juggernaut Spotify recently announced that their free mobile service is now available on the popular Android platform. Frugal users can now enjoy a Premium-like radio experience on the go with a few minimal ad-breaks, just like they would on the desktop platform. For those who may not be familiar with mobile operating systems,… → Read More

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Slacker Adds Public Radio to Already Robust Content Line-up

Slacker has been quietly doing what Pandora and Sirius XM have yet to accomplish, and the company has been doing it for quite some time now.  Slacker already offers personalized radio and station caching, and now they are adding even more non-music content to make the listener experience even better. American Public Media and Slacker… → Read More

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Slacker Adds Graffiti6 Channel – Turns Up The Internet Radio Heat

With all of the buzz in audio entertainment, it seems that hardly a day goes by where one company or another isn’t upping the ante in consumer offerings. Today Slacker makes the news by adding Graffiti6 to an ever growing list of artist curated channels that now includes 17 big names that include Silversun Pickups, The Wanted, The… → Read More

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Spotify Inks Partnership With Yahoo

In a new development in the audio entertainment sector, Spotify has inked a deal with Yahoo that will send Rhapsody packing.  By partnering with Yahoo, Spotify can get in front of 700 million users world wide, while Yahoo can brush up its own image by branding with a hot new company like Spotify. The service… → Read More

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Slacker Adds Exclusive Talk Radio to Growing Lineup

Slacker continued to set itself apart from the online radio competition today by launching two new customizable “Lifestyle” talk stations. In partnering with ABC Radio, Slacker now offers listeners exclusive original talk radio targeted to the interests of both men and women, from sources like Esquire, Car & Driver, Consumer Reports, Popular Mechanics, Complex Magazine… → Read More

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TuneIn Adds More Muscle to the Lineup

TuneIn, the company oft left out of the discussion when the subject of Internet radio is broached, has just made some major additions to their already impressive content line-up.  The company has announced new partnerships with more than 20 major broadcasting companies and because of the deals, will be adding over 600 stations to the… → Read More

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Spotify Mobile Now Free in the U.S.

Spotify announced today users in the U.S. can, for the first time, listen for free on both the iPhone and iPad. Previously, only premium paying users in the States could access the iOS app, leaving the freeloading moochers out in the cold. Now both the free and $4.99 “unlimited” tier will be able to access… → Read More

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Slacker Now on Roku Devices

Popular online radio streaming service Slacker announced yesterday that they are now a part of the growing bundle of services built into the Roku streaming platform. Roku, originally designed to stream Netflix, has since evolved into a magical box (and now stick) full of  popular services, making it the leading streaming service platform in the… → Read More

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Pandora Listeners Now Spend 3.09 Billion Hours not Listening to SiriusXM

Pandora reported their quarterly financial results today and the good news is, the music service is now averaging an impressive 51.9 million active users, a 53% year over year gain – WOW. The bad news is, the company only made $80.8 million, with $70.6 coming from advertising and a mere $10.2 million in subscriptions. The… → Read More