TSL Charles = Time Spent Listening
Really who in there right mind would think Mel would not do everthing he could if he thought the profit was there to do it. Just for example, out of the top 10 services, seven lost TSL in the latest survey. Pandora and Clear Channel lost the most TSL, 11% each. Citadel, Radio One, and AccuRadio gained TSL
A service that creates personalized radio for each user ought to have high TSL you twit. Consequently, the service should be able to rapidly grow users and see no decrease in TSL, especially given that its TSL is much smaller than the streams of broadcast groups. This is due to the growth of mobile which you are totally missing. Mobile user are the fastest segment of Pandora’s user base. Using logic and common sense. it stands to reason that TSL would decline as the proportion of mobile users increases. Now while I will say that Pandora’s TSL was already declining before mobile users were counted, it doesn’t preclude mobile having a negative impact.
So, let me explain it for you again. If mobile users spend less time with Pandora than computer-bound users, then the service’s TSL should continue to decline as smartphone penetration increases. That will become problematic for a service selling advertising. Ho, that's right, they sell ads, dont they. Right now with everone focused on Pandora’s rapid growth, the continuing decline in TSL hasn’t gotten to much attention.
I will just say that new well-marketed stations have always enjoyed a honeymoon period during which rapid growth concealed fundamental flaws. Over time the flaws invariably caught up with the station. I suspect this is one rule that the Internet will not disprove.
I just dont get involved in debates I may lose. Others think I have a fat head because I think I am always right. What they dont understand is I am right most of the time BUT ONLY THE THINGS I DECIDE TO DEBATE ON. Thats why you dont see me lose to many debates, I dont get involved in subjects I dont know well