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Pandora Radio's Overwhelming Royalty Fees May Sink the Music Service

Do You Listen to Internet Radio?

I have a lot of friends who are distraught about the news that Pandora may be going under due to overwhelming royalty fees. The popular Internet radio service doesn't just stream music online, but becomes attuned to your listening habits and creates customized stations for you. I love Pandora for an alternative to my own music library, so I'd be disappointed to see it disappear however many imitators there may be.

But Pandora's not my only Internet music service that I enjoy; I have a few stations that I'm partial to when my play list doesn't cut it anymore. Never mind whether you still listen to old-school AM/FM radio anymore — do you listen to Internet radio?

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hey1tsjenny hey1tsjenny 7 years
I'm addicted to streaming. I don't know what I'd do at work without last.fm
fabfolu fabfolu 7 years
yeah I love internet radio. I listen to pandora and last fm but my favorite was always radio indie pop. My sophmore year, one of my teachers introduced me to it ( i graduated in june) and it was always what i fell back on when i got tired of my music collection. the sad thing is that it also went under earlier this year.
devils devils 7 years
Yes, but not too often. Usually I use Last.fm
suziryder suziryder 7 years
I love Pandora. It exposes me to all sorts of new music that I never would have found otherwise, which I end up loving and then going out and BUYING the song from iTunes. Too bad Pandora doesn't get a kickback for that!!
lovelylei lovelylei 7 years
i like last.fm better
lovelylei lovelylei 7 years
i like last.fm better
thelorax thelorax 7 years
I'm definitely a fan of Last.fm
millarci millarci 7 years
I listen to internet radio so I can listen to my favorite radio station in the morning.
Megatron Megatron 7 years
I listened to Pandora for awhile and totally forgot about it until just now. I typically listen to the radio via iTunes. Does that count as Internet radio?
tsp tsp 7 years
i listen to a stream of my favorite radio station from where i grew up (philly area) all day long at work. it plays through itunes. i know they've struggled a bit with royalties, but they are a "commercial-free" station through UofP and take pledges, which i contribute regularly. i don't know what i would do without them! i love the bay area, but there's not another station locally that appeals to my musical tastes like wxpn (it's VERY eclectic).
tsp tsp 7 years
i listen to a stream of my favorite radio station from where i grew up (philly area) all day long at work. it plays through itunes. i know they've struggled a bit with royalties, but they are a "commercial-free" station through UofP and take pledges, which i contribute regularly.i don't know what i would do without them! i love the bay area, but there's not another station locally that appeals to my musical tastes like wxpn (it's VERY eclectic).
pinkmystic pinkmystic 7 years
musicovery.com is also a nice one
BryPouncy BryPouncy 7 years
I'm an online radio DJ so of course I listen to it. http://justiceradio.net It's mostly tuned for gamers but it's a lot of fun. There are a lot of DJ's who display a variety of music. So it's definitely worth a listen if you have time.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 7 years
All day at work and even on my mobile when I have a wifi connection. Radio around here sucks, seriously. The station I listen to most is swanksocityradio.com. Great mix of music and DJs.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 7 years
I do listen to Pandora, Musicovery and some of the iTunes radio stations when I'm bored with my iPod.
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
I love last.fm. We can't get pandora in the UK.
MisterPinkNoTip MisterPinkNoTip 7 years
I love Pandora. And I listen to my college's internet radio station, and I've got a weekly show on the station as well.
BostonChick BostonChick 7 years
I listen to Pandora and I adore it! Love that it helps me discover music. It's usually spot on, too. Really hope it doesn't go under since I haven't really found a better alternative.
kedawen kedawen 7 years
I am a big big fan of internet radio. There is a Mac app that lets you keep track (on Last.fm) of what you listen to on Pandora. So I use that for the best of both worlds!! I've really gotten back into using Pandora, and I will cry the day it goes under. :( I was thinking that they could consider making it a pay service, maybe a couple bucks a month? Do you think that would deter too many people?? Any way to keep it alive... @Macgirl - At my old job we had a rule about not listening to streaming radio during work hours. The programmers would get angry because it took them years to upload and test code when the network was so bogged down... teehee. At my new job, one person will usually have a station on and the rest of us listen to it. Its nice when we all have similar tastes in music.
kedawen kedawen 7 years
I am a big big fan of internet radio. There is a Mac app that lets you keep track (on Last.fm) of what you listen to on Pandora. So I use that for the best of both worlds!! I've really gotten back into using Pandora, and I will cry the day it goes under. :( I was thinking that they could consider making it a pay service, maybe a couple bucks a month? Do you think that would deter too many people?? Any way to keep it alive...@Macgirl - At my old job we had a rule about not listening to streaming radio during work hours. The programmers would get angry because it took them years to upload and test code when the network was so bogged down... teehee. At my new job, one person will usually have a station on and the rest of us listen to it. Its nice when we all have similar tastes in music.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 7 years
Oh wow...that sucks. I listen to Pandora on my macbook and iPhone. I also use Last.fm.
gemsera gemsera 7 years
Pandora was great til they got sued and had to make it USA only. Dont really listen to any other service, its usually poor quality or only available across the pond!
gemsera gemsera 7 years
Pandora was great til they got sued and had to make it USA only. Dont really listen to any other service, its usually poor quality or only available across the pond!
mikeca77 mikeca77 7 years
I listen to the radio at SonicJive.com - it is all indie music and really solid stuff. It's free as well.
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