Pandora & Subscriptions: Should’ve, Would’ve, Could’ve

By Tien Tzuo, CEO   Pandora has had a rough quarter. The popular music streaming service has seen its finances dissected across business journals, its business model questioned, and a very public campaign to amend copyright law mocked by recording artists.   Many believe that the solution to Pandora’s problems is to fight to lower […]

Adele Tells Spotify: I’ll Find “Someone Like You”

by Chris Holt, Marketing Adele Adkins brought home an armful of Grammy Awards for her smash hit album “21.” Yet, despite millions of sales, the album “21” is notably absent from streaming music service Spotify’s content catalog. According to, Adele was surprisingly fine with having the content on the site, but wanted it be […]

Have the Media Subscription Wars Just Begun?

by Tien Tzuo, CEO   On Wednesday, GigaOm revealed that Taiwanese mobile hardware developer HTC may be developing a streaming music service in collaboration with Beats Audio’s Jimmy Iovine. Spotify is officially on notice.   Iovine, who serves as chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M, is a big mover and shaker in the music industry, and […]