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Pandora makes $450M acquisition so it can sell you live music tickets

photo: Ars Technica

Pandora has already been slowly dipping into the live music market. In the press release today, the company boasts of helping bands like The Rolling Stones and ODESZA sell out shows during recent tours. And as streaming sites and musicians alike struggle to solve the big question of artists’ compensation, live music performance has been one surefire way of maintaining a business. Ticketfly and Pandora maintain that many artists today earn over 80 percent of their revenue from touring, resulting in North American ticket sales growing 22 percent alone in the last year. – Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica