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  • Nielsen: Music Streams Doubled In 2015, Digital Sales Continue To Fall

    Nielsen: Music Streams Doubled In 2015, Digital Sales Continue To Fall

    2015 was a good year for streaming services, according to Nielsen’s year-end Music report out now. In 2015, on-demand streaming services grew to 317 billion streams – that’s a doubling from 2014, which saw 164.5 billion songs streamed, Nielsen report states. Also interesting is how the shift to streaming is impacting album sales. Though album sales were still down by 6… Read More

  • Why Pandora Shares Are Going Crazy

    Why Pandora Shares Are Going Crazy

    Music listening service Pandora saw a dramatic dip and then a dramatic 22% spike in after-hours trading Wednesday, as investors were reading the tea leaves and then learned of the royalty rate decision. Investors had been waiting all year for the Copyright Royalty Board’s decision, which determines how much Pandora and other digital radio services, including iHeartRadio, will be… Read More

  • Pandora Unveils “Thumbprint Radio” For People Who Like Variety

    Pandora Unveils “Thumbprint Radio” For People Who Like Variety

    Music listening service Pandora says its algorithm just got smarter with “Thumbprint Radio.” Users who have liked music across multiple genres will find their unique mix on a new custom station. Calling it a “hyper-personalized” station, Pandora says this service moves beyond previously “thumbed up” songs and suggests other music that should also be of interest. Read More

  • Spotify Claims Streaming Music Throne Worldwide, But Pandora Is Still Top Service In U.S.

    Spotify Claims Streaming Music Throne Worldwide, But Pandora Is Still Top Service In U.S.

    Spotify is the world’s top streaming music service in terms of active users, downloads and revenue, according to a new music-focused report out this morning from App Annie. However, while Spotify bested last year’s top streaming music app Pandora Radio from a global standpoint, Pandora is still strong in the U.S. where it remains the number one streaming service by active users… Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week two major tech companies went public, Pandora acquired Rdio and Lyft financials leaked. The Cribs crew visited the visually stunning Minted HQ, and we discussed the rentpocalypse with the CEO of Zumper on Bullish. These are our biggest stories of the week. Read More

  • Pandora to Broadcast Second Season of Popular Podcast “Serial”

    Pandora to Broadcast Second Season of Popular Podcast “Serial”

    Pandora, the publicly traded streaming music company, is wading into podcasts. Earlier today, founder Tim Westergren announced the service will be the “exclusive streaming partner” for the second season of “Serial,” the popular weekly podcast from the creators of public radio’s “This American Life.” The show follows the real-life investigation… Read More

  • Pandora Loses More Than A Third Of Its Value As It Battles Apple Music For Listeners

    Pandora Loses More Than A Third Of Its Value As It Battles Apple Music For Listeners

    Shares of online radio service Pandora tanked about 36 percent on Friday. The sharp decline comes after the company reported a loss of almost $86 million yesterday. The call was the company’s first report on earnings after the June 30 launch of Apple Music, and Friday’s dive shows investors were not pleased with how the Oakland, California, company stacked up against the… Read More

  • Tech (Mostly) Puts Points On The Board

    Tech (Mostly) Puts Points On The Board

    We are back in earnings season, which means that it’s report card time for your favorite public tech shops. Earnings have a way of cutting through the bullshit. It’s refreshing. So, what happened this week? Well, a few headlines are the place to start. Read More

  • Pandora Shares Down 20% In After-Hours Trading After Company Posts Q3 Loss

    Pandora Shares Down 20% In After-Hours Trading After Company Posts Q3 Loss

    After the market closed Thursday, online music streaming service Pandora reported a third quarter loss of $85.9 million. The company lost 40 cents per share. Pandora met street estimates and posted an adjusted profit of 10 cents per share. Its revenue of $311.6 million narrowly missed estimates of $313 million. Shares were down 20% in after hours trading following Pandora’s… Read More

  • CrunchWeek: Jack Has A Moment, Microsoft Goes Big, And Pandora’s Selling Tickets

    It’s Friday, Friday, gotta crunch down on Friday. Welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek, TechCrunch’s weekly roundup show where we talk the biggest things in tech. This week we’re chatting about Jack Dorsey’s return to Twitter and the launch of Moments, Microsoft’s massive hardware event and Pandora scooping up TicketFly. Also, our host Matt Lynley continues… Read More

  • 13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week, Microsoft announced new hardware, Twitter finally got a permanent CEO, and Facebook confirmed it is working on augmented reality. Here in the TechCrunch studio, we talked about India’s massive mobile market with Mohit Aron on Bullish, and our video team took a trip to the DogVacay HQ on TC Cribs. These are the biggest stories of the week. 1. Microsoft held a massive… Read More

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