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PRI partnering with Slate on Studio 360

Public Radio International announced a partnership with Slate Magazine to expand the podcast development and digital distribution for Studio 360. The show is a Peabody Award-winning program about creativity, pop culture, and the arts. Studio 360 launched in 2000 and is hosted by novelist and journalist Kurt Andersen. The show had previously been a production between PRI and WNYC. Continue Reading

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Tim Westergren reportedly to step down as Pandora CEO

The changes are still coming for audio specialist Pandora with the news that Tim Westergren may be stepping down as Pandora’s CEO. Recode reported on Sunday that the co-founder plans to exit the top executive role at the online audio company. Pandora reportedly does not have a planned replacement yet for Westergren, and he is expected to stay on until a new CEO joins the business. Continue Reading

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Rumor Fact(ory): Tesla to make its own streaming service

Car manufacturer Tesla is reportedly considering the creation of its own streaming music service. Recode picked up the story, reporting that Tesla has had talks with the three major labels about licensing for a proprietary music platform. Sources have not disclosed the extent of Tesla’s music ambitions, but most likely a music service would be available exclusively in the manufacturers’ electric cars. Continue Reading