Its Ticketfly acquisition hits a sweet spot for the company. Playing music in a commercial setting Due to the terms of our music licenses, the consumer version of the Pandora service including Pandora Plus cannot legally be used to play music in a commercial setting, such as retail stores, restaurants or spas.
PROs collect money through public performance royalties to ensure that artists and rights holders receive appropriate payment for their work.
After inventing personalized Internet radio as we know it, Pandora amassed more than 80 million users, went public on the U. People always in their cars since radios or audio devices are hugely used in them.
By shifting toward on-demand subscriptions, Pandora is hoping to add a new, much deeper layer of data and understanding to its artificial brain.
I believe Pandora could pull this off.
Since the acquisition, some partners like SoundCloud and Spotify have pulled their data from Next Big Sound for obvious competitive reasons. What are the potential downsides to this plan?