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Pandora's Focus On Customizing Streaming for Listeners
June 20, 2017
Updated 4mo ago
Pandora's SVP of Ad Products and Strategy explains how the streaming platform helps connect brands with their listeners.
Something Navy Blogger Lends Old-School Nordstrom Her New-School Influencer Magic
Oct 30, 2017
Nick Fradiani's Life After American Idol
Nick Fradiani is out with a new extended-play record this month. The singer and songwriter, who won American Idol's Season 14, returned to his roots to finish this album. Fradiani says he drew a lot from his personal experience growing up in Connecticut. Earlier this year Fradiani split from his record label, and has since operated as an independent artist. His single "I'll Wait for You" is now available on streaming services including Pandora and Spotify. The artist says streaming deals benefit musicians through reach and distribution, especially for new artists. "To me, it's just getting the music out there," said Fradiani.
Oct 3, 2017
From MTV to iHeartMedia
iHeartMedia controls 858 radio stations, but their business is so much more than even that. With an internationally recognized music festival and on demand streaming products, iHeart is no longer just about "radio." Bob Pittman, CEO of iHeartRadio joins VF Hive and Cheddar to explain how he is driving the company and industry forward.
Oct 10, 2017
The Battle of the Beats: Spotify vs. Apple
On-demand music streaming has been dominated by Spotify in recent years, even though Pandora was the first mover in the space and Apple Music has legendary music producer Jimmy Iovine at the helm. Jason Moser, analyst at The Motley Fool, joins "The Long and The Short" to discuss how Apple Music can possibly catch up with Spotify. And as the Swedish company prepares for its IPO, is it worth its $20 billion estimate? Moser says that seems a bit optimistic for a company that is not yet profitable. He wants to see a few quarters of positive earnings before believing that valuation. Plus, what Pandora needs to do in order to survive the music streaming race. He talks about how platforms can differentiate themselves. It's all about the user experience, he says, since they can't really make their content unique.