Spotify vs. Pandora vs. Grooveshark

Pandora pushed for a law to equal the playing field when it comes to the rates that different types of radio service must pay to license content, but it came up short. The outcome could hurt the service when its current contracts 

The business model of Internet streaming music service Pandora cannot work without a "lot more advertising," SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer told CNBC on Tuesday. "That plays to our strength," he added, "because our music stations will remain commercial free 

During an investor conference in early 2013, Pandora Media's management had stated that the company expects to lower its content acquisition costs (as % of revenues) to 40% over the next few years. Pandora seems to be on the right track, as is evident 

Given that Pandora has managed to still show solid growth following the launch of Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) iTunes Radio in September and that Spotify isn't but one of many looking to enter the global streaming-music market, investors might not flinch too

Poor Pandora (NYSE:P) — when it rains, it pours. Just when the music service's CEO Brian McAndrews thought he had weathered the worst of the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iTunes Radio storm, it now looks like his company is about to have another big 

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