SiriusXM to buy Stitcher for 67x more than Deezer sold it for in 2016

Satellite radio broadcaster SiriusXM are set to buy podcast app Stitcher for approximately $300m, after it was sold to E.W Scripps by Deezer for $4.5m in 2016. Stitcher provide over 100,000 audio news, sports and…

Pandora launches a station to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community

Qmunity is a new station from Pandora to recognize the LGBTQIA+ community and celebrate the Future of Pride. Qmunity sponsored by Xfinity, showcases artist breaking boundaries, building bridges, fighting injustice and amplifiying love with their…

Pandora for Podcasters launch new analytics features

Pandora for Podcasters have released a set of new insight tools for creators to see who and where people are listening. In another step to mark their spot as the go to place for creators…

SiriusXM acquires podcasting company Simplecast

Radio online broadcaster SiriusXM are jumping on the rapidly expanding podcast train with its purchase of Simplecast. Simplecast provide independent and enterprise creators with tools to publish, monetize and gain insight for their podcasts. Announced…

Free Pandora alternatives outside of the US

When Pandora launched in 2000, it was unique in its offering of personalized radio experiences to US users. Since then many streamers offer similar features and are available worldwide. Pandora offers personalized internet radio stations,…

How to transfer your playlists and music library between streaming services

If you want to move to a different streaming service without losing your precious music collection and long-crafted playlists then thankfully there is a solution! You may be dedicated to a streaming service for years…

Pandora bring the soundtrack to your favourite games from Hasbro

Finding yourself playing a lot more board games at home now? Ease the family feuds over Monopoly with a musical backdrop from Pandora. Pandora have teamed up with Hasbro to launch ‘Bring Home the Fun…

Pandora launches monthly webinars on music promotion for artists

In case you didn’t know Pandora have an entire platform for music promotion and their new tutorials will have you marketing in new ways in no time. Pandora are launching regular webinars to introduce new…

How to distribute cover songs – do I need a license?

What counts as a cover song? What music is in the public domain? Do I need a mechanical license? Where can I obtain a license? How do I format my metadata for distribution? You’ll need to…

SoundExchange hit $7 billion in payouts to artists

SoundExchange, responsible for handling royalties for┬áservices such as Pandora, SiriusXM and TV appearances, hit a new milestone earlier this year. Last week SoundExchange shared some details regarding their Q1 2020 performance. $7bn paid to artists…