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Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Musical Musings in a Digital Age

Shelly Peiken | Posted 11.16.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

If we lusted after a boy in High School and had to wait for a kiss, would we want it more? Probably. Does it mean it would be better? Not necessarily.

Perceptual Jail: How Surrogates Can Bail You Out

Alan Kelly | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Alan Kelly

One wonders if someone in the music business knows a thing or two about surrogates. If so, their handiwork offers a lesson to the people and organiza...

Paving the Way For the 'Celestial Jukebox'

Steven Marks | Posted 11.03.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Marks

Twenty years ago this week, President Bill Clinton signed one of the most important pro-music laws ever enacted, laying the foundation for the digital streaming revolution that has become so central to our lives today.

'Serial' Season 2 Will Launch On Pandora

AP | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.02.2015 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) -- The top-rated and popular podcast "Serial," which became a white-hot success on iTunes last year, is expanding its reach to streamin...

Here Are 5 Work-Friendly Pandora Stations You Can Play at the Office

Inverse | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment

This article originally appeared on Inverse. By Kashann Kilson Crafting a non-crappy, office-friendly Pandora station is a tough task. That's why ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Millennials + Music Go In Hand

Advertising Week | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Advertising Week

Music is all about passion. With Millennials spanning the demographic globe, it's key to have specific strategy when it comes to sound. Pandora gives ...

Infographic: New Money in the Music Streaming Business

MoneyTips | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

Revenues from subscription streaming services for music in the U.S. accounted for 27% of music sales across all formats in 2014, surpassing CD sales for the first time.

Go Home Pandora, You're Drunk

Nathan Timmel | Posted 09.17.2015 | Arts
Nathan Timmel

Until I hear Pandora has gotten their ducks in a row, I'm going back to Spotify. I'll build playlists that are in tune with one another and not the incoherent ramblings of an algorithm written by a programmer who knows more about ones and zeroes than music.

How Apple and Pandora Can Pop Spotify's Balloon

Alan Kelly | Posted 08.26.2015 | Technology
Alan Kelly

Spotify, the popular music streaming service, is under pressure from an insurgent Apple Music and incumbents like Pandora. So by way of a play called the Trial Balloon, it's painting a compelling new picture for online music lovers.

'Toy Story' Land Is Coming To Disney's Hollywood Studios

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 08.16.2015 | Entertainment

Disney is taking its theme parks to infinity and beyond. After announcing Star Wars Land at the D23 conference on Saturday, the folks at Disney h...

To Taylor, Love David

David Fagin | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
David Fagin

I'm writing because, like many others, I saw the love letter you penned to Apple in defense of "independent" artists, everywhere. And what a well written and well thought-out letter it was.

Pandora Paid Linda Perry A Whopping $300 For Millions Of Plays Of This Mega-Famous Hit

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.19.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Streaming music services, like Spotify and Pandora, have garnered myriad criticism from artists who argue they take advantage of musicians by failing ...

Will Apple Change the Music Market (Again)?

Markus Giesler | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

Today Apple will unveil its new streaming music service at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. Most people expect Apple Music to be an Apple-branded continuation of Beats Music, which Apple acquired for $3 billion last year alongside the Beats Electronics headphones and speakers division.

Liberal Arts and Our Future

Linda Katehi | Posted 05.26.2015 | College
Linda Katehi

We will always need talented engineers and scientists. But our future rests on how successful we are in getting technology and humans to interact in ways that benefit our planet and everyone who lives on it.

Movie Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron -- The End Is Nigh

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

These feel like cinematic end times -- not in terms of Hollywood movies (that horse is already out of the barn), but in the pack-mentality, "hey, it's good enough" approach of critics to the colossus that bestrides summer movies, otherwise known as the Marvel Universe.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: (Not So) Gently Down the Stream

Shelly Peiken | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

If you've been in the songwriting business for more that a few years, you've undoubtedly seen your royalty statements fizzle so I'm sure this statement will make you crazy: Spotify is worth more than the entire U.S. music industry.

Heartwarming Ad Goes Out To All The Moms Who Ever Doubted Themselves

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents

A new ad from Pandora Jewelry celebrates the powerful bond between moms and their children. Titled "The Unique Connection," the ad shows an experi...

How to Access Blocked Content Without Breaking the Law

Jeb Harrison | Posted 06.06.2015 | Technology
Jeb Harrison

In short, Internet services that originate in another country may not be available in the U.S. right away because it takes time for these business deals to get hammered out. But that doesn't mean you can't get the content you want right now.

The TIDAL Wave That Wouldn't Turn

Markus Giesler | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

The Tidal story plays up an age-old lamento. Yet, real market opportunity comes from deficits in existing music market structure that are experientially real to music consumers, not just elite artists. Rhetoric alone doesn't make a powerful contender.

Women in Business: Sara Clemens, Chief Strategy Officer, Pandora

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

"I think it is critical to focus on something you have genuine passion around. It will be difficult to address the inevitable challenges if you don't love what you do."

Wisdom and Mindfulness

Manijeh Motaghy | Posted 05.24.2015 | Business
Manijeh Motaghy

2500 participants attended the grand Wisdom 2.0 Conference in San Francisco last weekend. It was invigorating. Attendees came from all over the world and all over the US, curious to find out what was new in the world of Mindfulness and wisdom.

Streaming Music: The Good, the Bad, and the Truthful

Reed Alexander | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Reed Alexander

Streaming is going to transform the music industry by fundamentally altering the very model of how artists monetize themselves and reinvest into their brands. And, it's bound to change how representatives do their jobs too.

Radio Saved My Life

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.19.2015 | Technology
Holly Robinson

Whether we want news or music, we can program our smart devices to deliver exactly what we want, when we want to hear it. Yet, somehow the allure of the portable transistor radio endures for me, perhaps because it's one of the few things in my life that is still simple.

Let the Music Play... Err, Stream

David Sable | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
David Sable

Look, I don't mean to give you a history lesson or bore you with my routine. My point is simple: The debates around format or how people listen are foolish and wasted. Follow the music.

A Bachelor's Life for Me

John K. Herr | Posted 01.30.2015 | Comedy
John K. Herr

Got a great place but with no one to share; Two beds and two baths but no one is there; What's in my fridge? Iced tea and cold air; A bachelor's life for me.