In 2012, I covered Pandora Internet Radio from multiple angles: stock prices, music royalties and the secret sauce behind its success — human music analysts.
- Pandora staff – not computers – analyze 10,000 songs each month: Pandora Media, Inc. senior music analyst Michelle Alexander says the music analyst job description at the Oakland-based company was designed with professional and semi-professional musicians in mind. Imagine: listening to music all day for the most popular Internet radio company, while still playing music and touring—a dream job for some musicians. Read more on Peninsula Press. Also picked up on SFGate.
Pandora paying hefty sums for music royalties: While its listener base is consistently growing, analysts say that, at least in the short term, a crescendo of costs continues to threaten the company’s bottom line due to expensive music royalties and a heavy dependence on advertising revenues. Read more on Peninsula Press. Also picked up on KQED and SFGate.
Pandora stock plummets after Q4 results fall short of expectations: It wasn’t quite music to investor’s ears as Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) failed to meet expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter ended Jan. 31. Read more on Peninsula Press. Also picked up on SFGate.