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Spotify, Apple and Other Streamers Set Royalty Rates With Music Publishers Through 2027

Music publishers and the top streaming services have reached an agreement on royalty rates for song owners, effectively avoiding another lengthy and messy legal battle between the parties until at least 2027. Under the agreement, announced Wednesday by the National Music Publishers’ Association, the Nashville Songwriters Association International, and the Digital Media Association — the […]

Pandora and Marvel Team Up on Superhero-Powered Charm Bracelets and More

Marvel is powering up Avengers superfans’ accoutrements with a new jewelry collection. The blockbuster franchise has teamed with Pandora on a collection of charms, bracelets and necklaces that harness iconic MCU characters and their superhero symbols. Available online and in Pandora stores starting today, Marvel and Pandora’s first collaboration ($50 to $290) includes 14-karat gold-plated […]

Pandora Sued by Major Comedians Over Licensing Fees for Writing Jokes

Pandora is accused of shortchanging comedians by neglecting to obtain the proper copyrights to stream their works, according to a series of lawsuits filed on Monday in California federal court. The estates of Robin Williams and George Carlin, joined by comedians Andrew Dice Clay, Bill Engvall and Ron White, sued Pandora claiming the music streaming […]

SiriusXM Adds Self-Pay Subs, Says Car Sales and Advertising “Fell Swiftly” Amid Pandemic

Audio entertainment giant SiriusXM, the home of Howard Stern, said it added self-pay subscribers in its satellite radio and Pandora businesses in the first quarter but withdrew its 2020 guidance due to the coronavirus pandemic: "Auto sales, advertising and customer responses to marketing campaigns all fell swiftly in the second half of March."

SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer’s Pay Rises to $18.8 Million in 2019

Jim Meyer, CEO of satellite radio company SiriusXM, saw his compensation for 2019 rise 6.5 percent to $18.8 million.

SiriusXM Adds 132,000 Satellite Radio, 246,000 Pandora Subscribers

Audio entertainment giant SiriusXM, home of Howard Stern, on Wednesday reported lower first-quarter earnings, but subscriber gains for its satellite radio unit and Pandora music streaming service.

Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon Plan to Appeal Copyright Royalty Board Rates

Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon have filed notices they intend to appeal the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) rate determinations finalized last month that would boost record labels and digital services' payments to music songwriters and publishers by 44 percent over a four-year term.

Pandora CEO Roger Lynch to Step Down After Acquisition by SiriusXM

Roger Lynch, who has served as CEO of Pandora since August 2017, will be stepping down from the company.

SiriusXM CFO David Frear on iHeartMedia Speculation: “You Never Say Never”

SiriusXM finance chief David Frear on Wednesday poured water on media speculation that the satellite radio company's parent Liberty Media will increase its investment in iHeartMedia, at least for now.

SiriusXM to Buy Pandora in $3.5 Billion All-Stock Deal

SiriusXM on Monday announced it will buy the music streaming service Pandora Media in an all-stock deal valued at about $3.5 billion that will create the world's largest audio entertainment company.

Pandora Shares Rise on Financial Results

Pandora's stock closed at $8.95 on Monday, giving the money-losing digital music company a market cap of $2.2 billion.

Pandora Interim CEO on Spotify: “We Don’t Need to Go Into Hand-to-Hand Combat”

Naveen Chopra said the internet radio pioneer will compete against subscription music streaming services as the search for new CEO gets underway.