If you are listening to music on pandora.com, the following info appears if you click on: Why ads?
Ads help us pay the bills. Free Pandora listener accounts are primarily supported by advertising, including video, audio and visual advertisements.
Pandora's streaming music service is associated with significant costs, including music royalties we pay on every song we play, each and every time we play it. Advertising allows us to cover those costs while offering you a lot of great music for free.
Upgrading your Pandora account to Pandora One, our paid subscription option, will remove all forms of outside advertising from Pandora. You can upgrade to Pandora One here.
Clicking on another link reveals you can get rid of ads for $36/year.
Unless you want the app, does anyone really care if ads appear when the music is free?
Is it possible to listen to so much music that the $36 per year does not cover the royalty fees? How much are royalty payments per song?
If royalties are 2 cents/song x (10 songs/hour) x (just 2 hours/day) = 40 cents
(40 cents/day) x (5 days/week) = $2.00
$2 x 50 weeks = $100
Even if royalties are just a penny, the annual subscription does not cover listening for just 2 hours a day.
Just trying to figure out at what point they will make money from a listener/user.
SIRI from .o5 to 2.48 in less than 3-years. Now what pct. is that little minds.
Yeah, HOW ABOUT SIRI FROM $9.43 TO $0.05 IN LESS THAN 4 YEARS!
There are Lies, damned lies, and statistics !!!
Another boaster that say they gambled on a company at the edge of bankruptcy and got lucky. Then they have to come to another company’s financial message board to boast about it. You’re in fine company with in_valid and Three Buck Bob.
Here’s some Siriusaruous math:
SIRI been in business for twice as long as Pandora and is trading at about two bucks.
Pandora has been in business for about half as long as SIRI and is trading at about ten bucks.
I guess you guys are just bad at math, look at “Three Buck Bob”, LOL.