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The self-proclaimed “world’s largest audio entertainment workhorse” opened its doors to media and select fans on Wednesday night, Jan. 15, 2020, for a special event featuring Atlanta’s own Rich Homie Quan, and the hip-hop veteran did not disappoint. In anticipation of the event, hosted by J1, Pandora’s head of hip-hop, the lobby of the massive…

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Rolling out CEO Munson Steed sits down with Joshua Raiford, the head of hip-hop at Pandora to discuss the music industry, hot new hip-hop, podcasts and more. Raiford also shares skills he deems important for anyone wanting to follow in his career path. For all young millennials, what skill set should they have to follow in your footsteps? I feel…

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Good news for the brass over at music streaming company Pandora. The company surpassed $1 billion in revenue from June 2014 to June 2015. This marks the first time Pandora has crossed the billion-dollar threshold in any 12-month period. According to inside sources, Pandora’s milestone can be attributed to its second quarter revenue increasing by 30 percent to $285.6…

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  Though Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service is facing an uphill battle to remain afloat, his chief competitor, Spotify, is doing just fine. According to the Wall Street Journal, Spotify recently received additional funding to push its worth to $8.4 billion. That total now makes the streaming giant worth more than all of the U.S.…

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Legendary Public Enemy frontman Chuck D approached National Record Store Day founder Michael Kurtz with a crazy idea: What if the increasingly popular day dedicated to vinyl had a radio station all its own? Kurtz then turned to DJ Skee and his recently launched DASH radio platform to make Chuck’s idea a reality. Beginning March 1,…

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In a move that should surprise no one, especially after shelling out $3 billion dollars to acquire the brand, Apple recently announced that Beats Music will be installed on all iPhones via the iOS update this coming spring. According to CNet, Apple plans to take on its biggest streaming adversary, Spotify, with the move. With the…

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Streaming music services such as Pandora and Spotify are among the leaders in this new age of digital music distribution. But as you enjoy using these services, do you ever stop to think how the creators of your favorite songs are being compensated? Take for instance Aloe Blacc’s 2013 hit with Avicii, entitled “Wake Me Up.” Thus far,…

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Attorney Ralph Kenol is a business leader who believes in serving his community and setting defined and reasonably attainable goals. The 39-year-old Queens, N.Y., native has his own law firm in Hollywood, Fla., where he practices immigration, business, litigation, mediation, nonprofit entities, and wealth protection law. The multifaceted lawyer is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Creole.…

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Long gone are the days of cassettes, and now with smartphones and iTunes, CD’s aren’t needed much anymore either.  All you need is your smartphone to access your favorite album, artist or even radio station. Check out these apps that have replaced the way the world listens to music and radio here.

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HaZiQ aLi is a Renaissance man. The business- owner makes music for all. What’s your creative process? When it comes to music, I love letting the music itself tell me where to go and what to say. When it comes to expanding territory business-wise, I love to sit and think. People forget “thinking” is an…

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