Pandora Stories August 14

AAPL: 159.85

2.37

Pandora names former Sling TV executive Roger Lynch its new CEO

It’s no secret that Pandora has struggled to adapt to the new era of on-demand streaming services. Capping off a series of unfortunate events for the company was the departure of its long-time CEO Tim Westergren earlier this year. Today, however, Pandora announced that it has named former Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch as its new CEO and president, as well as a member of its board.

Pandora Stories June 27

AAPL: 143.73

-2.09

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren officially steps down as the company’s struggles continue

Pandora’s struggles have been well documented as the company has faced trouble competing with the likes of Apple Music and Spotify, and today the company has officially confirmed that founder Tim Westergren will step down as CEO. This move was first reported earlier this week, but Pandora today made it official.

Pandora Stories April 18

AAPL: 141.20

-0.63

PSA: Pandora Premium now launched, competing with Apple Music & Spotify

Pandora has how launched its on-demand music streaming service, competing with Apple Music and Spotify. It costs the same $9.99/month as existing services (a price dictated by the labels, which receive most of the revenue). Anyone can get a free trial of either 30 or 60 days, and there’s a special deal for existing Pandora Plus subscribers …

Pandora Stories March 13

AAPL: 139.20

0.06

This week Pandora is launching its on-demand music service with features like what other subscription services including Apple Music and Spotify offer. Before now Pandora has primarily served streaming radio stations based on artists and tracks. Pandora Premium opens the service’s catalog of music up to on-demand access for a monthly fee.

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Pandora Stories February 25, 2016

AAPL: 96.76

0.66

Large-scale brand loyalty survey shows Apple tops the list in laptops, tablets and smartphones

Brand loyalty consultancy Brand Keys says that Apple has topped the lists in three of the categories in which it competes: laptops, tablets and smartphones. It wasn’t quite a clean sweep, however – Apple Music lost out to Pandora in the online music category …

Pandora Stories December 16, 2015

AAPL: 111.34

0.85

PSA: Rdio closing on 22 December, download your playlists now or lose them forever

If you’re an Rdio user, you have a week to download your playlists before the service goes offline at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Tuesday 22 December. Although the company was acquired by Pandora last month, its new owners are not continuing the service, but instead incorporating some of its technology and talent.

You can download an archive of your collection, and also see your listening stats, by logging in at the company’s ‘farewell’ page.

Rdio has posted a few stats to the page, showing that the most-played album was Nothing Was The Same by Drake, while the most popular song was When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars.

Via Engadget

 

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