Pandora reports May listening hours 1.73B Pandora announced new metrics that were reached in the month of May. Listener hours for Pandora during the month of May 2014 were 1.73 billion, an increase of 28% from 1.35 billion during the same period last year. Share of total U.S. radio listening for Pandora in May 2014 was 9.13%, an increase from 7.29% at the same time last year. Active listeners were 77.0 million at the end of May 2014, an increase of 9% from 70.8 million during the same time period last year.
Judge rules Sirius XM infringed copyrights by playing songs recorded pre-1972 In a $100M royalty lawsuit between the rock band The Turtles and Sirius XM (SIRI), a California federal judge ruled that Sirius XM infringed copyrights and violated California state laws by broadcasting songs recorded before 1972 without paying royalties for the performance of the recording. Judge Philip Gutierrez ruled that the music industry can claim additional copyright in broadcasted songs that were recorded before 1972. The ruling can have a far reaching impact on digital radio providers who may have to cough up additional royalty fees for playing songs recorded before 1972. Pandora (P) is also a digital radio provider. Reference Link