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.
New Year’s Day 2019 was a landmark for American copyright law. For the first time in twenty years, published works of expression—including books, music, and films—started moving out of copyright protection and into the public domain.
One of the largest music streaming services will create 250 jobs in Atlanta.
Though Bruno Mars’s lighthearted “24K Magic” prevailed over more pointed albums from rappers Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar, the 2018 Grammy Awards managed to get political through the words of its performers and presenters.
While musical platforms like Spotify, YouTube and Vevo share lists featuring the most-consumed, most-watched and most-streamed songs, albums, artists and videos of the year every December, online radio giant Pandora opts to go in a slightly different direction to celebrate the biggest tunes of the past 12 months.
Pandora is stepping up its outreach to country music fans with a new “digital country music festival” campaign that will feature concerts, station takeovers and other exclusive content, all as part of an effort to grow what is already the service’s second biggest genre audience and, of course, to attract more paid subscribers.
US record labels and others in the music industry are considering launching their own charts as an alternative to the iconic Billboard lists, according to multiple sources. The discussions come at a time when Billboard has come under fire for rumored changes in chart calculations that could include YouTube plays.
Pandora, in partnership with Real Industry, today announced the launch of its PandoraChallenge: Music & Social Impact program at five universities across the United States.
The rocker-turned-digital music executive talks about his musical roots and his plans to be a “stabilizing force” for his new company.