AT&T adds music streaming choice to new wireless plan

Several streaming platforms have sought out partnerships with the telecom sector. As mobile music continues to grow in popularity, securing bundles and free trial deals for wireless customers has seemed like a natural fit. AT&T’s new Unlimited & More Premium wireless plan takes a slightly different spin on the relationship between mobile and music. Continue Reading

“Transformational moment” for Pandora; Premium goes wide; new ad campaign

Pandora Premium, long in development and selectively released in March, is available to all users as of this morning. Along with that, Pandora has started a new ad campaign titled “Sounds Like You.” Many people will view the unlimited release of Pandora Premium as the more important news. Today is a moment of fruition that alters the competitive landscape of music services. Continue Reading

Pandora Premium: First look

Last night at Pier 36, spacious indoor venue near the bottom tip of Manhattan, Pandora hosted hordes of music lovers for Pandora Holiday Live, a concert featuring The 1975, Bishop Briggs, and Bastille. One hour before the doors opened for the teeming crowd which had reportedly been lining up for two days, a small group of media and finance professionals were given a preview of Pandora Premium, the on-demand service which the company has been promising since its acquisition of Rdio last November. Continue Reading