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Digital Radio Follows Pandora's Lead

Web radio’s No. 1 player might have been under fire from parts of the music biz, but the number of rivals joining its space shows the format’s promise. Digital music companies have plenty of reason to dive into Internet radio. Mobile advertising, vital to mobile-first radio services, improved greatly in 2013. In their latest quarters,...

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Jac Holzman: From vinyl to apps to what comes next (Q&A)

Jac Holzman, founder of Elektra and Nonesuch Records.(Credit: Getty Images) Jac Holzman is legit. His track record in the music industry stretches back nearly 65 years — that’s the lifespan of about 12 iTunes — to when he founded Elektra Records out of his college dorm room in 1950. He went on to sign acts like the...

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Listen to Pandora, and It Listens Back

Pandora, the Internet radio service, is plying a new tune. After years of customizing playlists to individual listeners by analyzing components of the songs they like, then playing them tracks with similar traits, the company has started data-mining users’ musical tastes for clues about the kinds of ads most likely to engage them. “It’s becoming...

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