It’s been less than a year since SiriusXM completed its $3.5 billion acquisition of streaming music service Pandora, but the two companies have already leveraged their collective assets to boost each other’s services.
SiriusXM, Pandora and Howard Stern announced that Howard Stern: 19 from 2019 — a curated showcase of selections from The Howard Stern Show’s unparalleled, world-class interviews — will be available as a podcast series on Pandora, the most popular audio streaming App in the U.S.
SiriusXM recently set up shop in Hollywood, building studios and their own venue for intimate live shows, “The Garage,” in a Hollywood high rise. To celebrate their expansion in L.A., the satellite radio behemoth, which now carries more than 100,000,000 subscribers and listeners after their merger with streaming service Pandora, held a series of special events around L.A.
Pandora’s redesigned mobile app experience is today available to all users, following a limited rollout that began in October. The update expands on Pandora’s personalization capabilities with the addition of a new “For You” tab offering an entirely unique experience for each Pandora user, along with more station customization features, and other changes. Pandora hopes the features will help it better compete with rivals like Spotify and Apple Music in the months ahead.
Now you can listen to the same songs LeBron James does before a big game. SiriusXM and sports content brand UNINTERRUPTED are teaming up to create athlete-curated playlists available exclusively for Pandora listeners, according to a press release.
Sway Calloway has been known to be one of the most well-respected hip-hop journalists and radio personalities to ever do it. Now, he’s taking his efforts to the next level: a whole festival under his name. For the first time, he will be teaming up with his home team SiriusXM and Pandora to launch the inaugural Sway Fest 2019.
More than three fourths of the American internet-using population over the age of 13 is now streaming music. That’s according to MusicWatch’s audiocensus Q2 2019 report on U.S. music consumption and listening habits, shared exclusively with Billboard in advance of its publication.
Pandora today announced a new integration with Instagram that will allow users to share to their Instagram Story their favorite music and podcasts.
In Washington, the Music Modernization Act aims to help byand closing a loophole in copyright law so it better fits the digital era. President Trump signed the landmark bill in October 2018, after it passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate.