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LSUfan4444
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Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening

No link, but here is an email I got from Pandora.


Hi, it's Tim –
I hope this email finds you enjoying a favorite Pandora station.
I'm writing to give you an important heads up. In an effort to balance the reality of increasing royalty costs with our desire to maximize access to free listening on Pandora, we are implementing a 40-hour per month limit on free mobile listening.
Pandora's per-track royalty rates have increased more than 25% over the last three years, including 9% in 2013 alone and are scheduled to increase an additional 16% over the next two years. After a close look at our overall listening, a 40-hour per month mobile listening limit allows us to manage our costs with minimal listener disruption.
Less than 4% of listeners will ever hit this limit, but based on your listening it seems that you might. To keep the music you love flowing we have a variety of easy options for you to consider if you reach the 40-hour limit: listen for free as much as you'd like on desktop and laptop computers; pay $0.99 for unlimited, ad-supported listening for the remainder of that month; or become a Pandora One subscriber to get unlimited listening with no advertising.
We'll be implementing this change starting in March and will be sure to let you know if you're approaching the limit. As always, your feedback and suggestions are welcome, so don't hesitate to shoot us an email. For more details on this change, please click here.
Thanks for listening,
Tim
Founder



Brettesaurus Rex
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
Wow. so you only get about an hour and a half a day? luckily i balance it out now, but shite i used to use at least 3-4 hours a day sitting at the office


VermilionTiger
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
Screw that


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LSUfan4444
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so you only get about an hour and a half a day?


Looks like I will be using alot more of Tuneinradio, etc.

Not happy about this, but free things that are good won't stay free forever.

Damn you Obama.


JOXYroxy
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
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i used to use at least 3-4 hours a day sitting at the office


the email clearly says that its mobile only, not for at the office on a laptop or desktop


Cap Crunch
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
I'm going to email Tim back and let him know that I'm switching to spotify


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good investigative journalism


The Sad Banana
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
Who's listens to Pandora on anything but a phone?


fisherbm1112
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
I can understand this. It sucks but I would much rather them do this than let the company go to shite.


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Homey the Clown
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They used to have a 40hr a month cap on it. What happened to it? I know this because I've been listening to it all day every day in my office for the past like 5 years, it seems. But I've noticed sometime last year that I wasn't being charged $.99 for the rest of the month when I hit my cap.


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NYCAuburn
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
suck it up and pay for the PandoraOne


LSUfan4444
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
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i used to use at least 3-4 hours a day sitting at the office


the email clearly says that its mobile only, not for at the office on a laptop or desktop



My company, along with alot of others in the US, have banned any streaming on work computers. I am not that tech savy, but I can only imagine what 600 people all streaming internet radio on while at work would do to our server.

While at my office, I use my phone to stream.


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LSUzealot
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
Songza is better anyway


LSU316
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
I'm shocked that this surprises anyone.....the only thing that surprises me is that this didn't happen 2 years ago.


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Ash Williams
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Who's listens to Pandora on anything but a phone?



im at my desk for half the day most days, and im usually listening to pandora or itunes on my computer


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LSUfan4444
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suck it up and pay for the PandoraOne


Not a chance am I paying for it if there are still pother free providers in the market.


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RonFNSwanson
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
havent they always had that limit?


Kracka
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
I thought there was already a limit on the amount of free listening.


lynxcat
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re: Pandora to institute a 40 hour per month limit on free listening
songza FTW


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Alatgr
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havent they always had that limit?


This is why I'm also confused. Reaching the 40 hr limit was why I ponied up the OT Baller, whopping $4 a month for Pandora One a year and half ago.


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