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How Pandora Won Its Royalty Battle But Lost the War to Spotify

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Tyler Hayes, writing for Vice:

    For a few years in the late 2000s, Pandora was the on-demand DJ for tens of millions of people, creating the soundtrack to college dorm room parties, quiet coffee shops, busy kitchens, and family get-togethers. The days of building massive MP3 music collections through file-sharing was receding quickly into the past, and instead the shared experience of radio was making a comeback via the clever algorithmic matchmaking of Pandora’s endlessly customizable stations based on individual taste. Today it’s a feature we take for granted across every music service, even if Pandora’s implementation still seems like it was the best. Pandora itself, however, can feel like an afterthought. Betamax to Spotify’s VHS, or maybe more accurately, MySpace to on-demand streaming’s Facebook.


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  2. SupMikecheck


    They were mean to me and were the toughest music platform to get independent music on. They were still doing label only placement while Spotify and Apple Music were open to every artist. My roommate still likes Pandora and they pay higher than other streaming sites but its not very artist friendly.
  3. SuNDaYSTaR


    Meanwhile, I still can't access it in Canada.