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Sirius XM acquires Pandora

In a landscape-shifting deal that could be filed in the “Finally!” folder, Sirius XM is buying Pandora. The satellite company already owned a 14% stake in the streaming audio giant, and three Sirius execs have been sitting on Pandora’s board for over a year. Pandora’s well-prepared material on the deal calls the combination “the world’s largest audio entertainment company.” Continue Reading

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Webcast listening in June; +10% year-over-year (Webcast Metrics)

Positioning of the leaders remained the same in June stream listening, according to the just-released report from Triton Digital’s Webcast Metrics Ranker, a comparison of stream listening volume among Triton’s top 20 clients. The group as a whole lost 4% in overall listening compared to May. Continue Reading