In this edition....
SiriusXM and Pandora’s Small Stage Series continues to bring big names to iconic venues across the country; catch up on all the podcast news happening at SiriusXM and Stitcher; our latest Policy Blog focuses on the threat of spin fraud and how SiriusXM and Pandora are combatting this digital challenge; U2 launches the biggest-ever Artist Takeover on Pandora; and we recap the All Things Go Creator Summit presented by SiriusXM and Pandora in DC.
While the stages may be intimate, SiriusXM and Pandora’s Small Stage Series features performances from music and entertainment’s biggest names. Since launching in August, the Small Stage Series has treated fans to more than a dozen exclusive performances at iconic venues across the country – and we’ve just announced more! H.E.R. will be live at the world-famous Apollo Theater on November 2nd and Alicia Keys will also take to the Apollo stage on November 11 for a one-night-only special with fan favorites and a preview of all-new music from her highly-anticipated eighth studio album. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will perform live from Tipitina’s in New Orleans on November 13. SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners can win tickets, but you’re still invited even if you can’t join in person. Visit SiriusXM.com/SmallStageSeries for more info on how to win tickets and where to listen live.
Calling all podcast lovers — there’s a lot happening at SiriusXM and Stitcher! SiriusXM recently signed The Last Podcast on the Left, bringing the award-winning comedy horror podcast back to wide-distribution and ad-free listening on Stitcher Premium. This month Stitcher also signed The Bellas Podcast hosted by WWE Hall of Fame Inductees, TV personalities, and best-selling authors Brie and Nikki Bella; Rory Farrell and Jamil “MAL” Clay’s podcast New Rory & MAL; and top-ranking business podcast The Ed Mylett Show. SiriusXM also announced a new creative and strategic agreement with Audio Up to develop new original scripted concepts and inked an exclusive multi-year agreement with “Crime Junkie” network Audiochuck.
Check out our latest policy blog on how SiriusXM and Pandora are combating stream manipulation and spin fraud. Twenty years ago when piracy was an existential threat to the music industry, streaming companies like Pandora flipped piracy on its head by making music accessible and affordable. But now the industry is facing a new threat – streaming fraud – and once again we’re at the forefront of efforts to combat it. Learn more about how SiriusXM and Pandora are investing time and resources to protect the integrity of the digital music ecosystem of today and ensure bad actors don’t divert royalties that legitimate creators and artists deserve.
U2 just launched the biggest-ever Artist Takeover on Pandora, featuring special Pandora station “Modes” devoted to their first three albums: Boy, October, and War. U2’s Artist Takeover marks the first time an artist has created an ongoing series of self-curated Modes on Pandora. Band members share never-before-heard stories behind the making of each album, delve deep into the creation and recording of pivotal tracks, and share classic songs from the artists who influenced and inspired them all in one unique listening experience. Additional album Modes are expected to be rolled out on Pandora’s U2 Radio station in the coming months. Learn more and experience U2’s Artist Takeover on Pandora here.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Eaton Hotel for the All Things Go Creator Summit presented by SiriusXM and Pandora. The female-focused music festival kicked off All Things Go weekend with an evening of two panels: Women in Music moderated by SiriusXM Alt Nation host Madison and Women in Media moderated by The New Yorker’s Jia Tolentino. The evening featured dynamic women in different roles across the industry and covered a range of important and timely issues. If you weren’t able to attend, be sure to check out All Things Go on Instagram where you can see the full Women in Music and Women in Media discussions.
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11/5: Fatboy Slim performs live from Wembley Arena in his Global Livestreaming Event
11/12: Catch Shane Smith & The Saints at DC’s Union Stage
11/13: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats’Small Stage Series from New Orleans airs live on SiriusXM’s The Spectrum
11/20: Gus Dapperton is live at the 9:30 Club
12/2: Bob Dylan is live at The Anthem
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