Pandora just entered the on-demand music subscription business, but the Oakland, Calif.-based company has been streaming songs for almost as long as Apple’s iTunes Store has been selling them.
Pandora CEO, Tim Westergren talks about how Pandora is gearing up to compete with Apple and Spotify in the competitive music streaming business. Tim describes how his company is taking more of a collaborative approach in Washington.
Steve Bene talks about issues facing Pandora Media’s internet radio service and the music industry, including copyright laws, ticket-price inflation, and what happens when humans compete with bots for concert tickets.
A Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation subcommittee held a hearing on “ticket bot” software, which allows scalpers to purchase tickets in bulk for resale at a higher price to consumers. Officials from the sports, theater and online ticket sales industries testified about what they thought could be done to combat ticket bots, as well as…