Beyonce & Nicki Minaj Push Pandora Revenue Rise

Published: Monday 25th Nov 2013 by David

Weeks before the release of her brand new single, Beyonce has joined Rap market leader Nicki Minaj in contributing to record revenue figures secured by Pandora Radio this year.

Revenue, that dances to the merry beat of  $181.6 million!

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As listeners rushed to the service to stream new material from both acts ahead of their respective new releases, Carter and Minaj saw their material account for the rise in subscriptions made to the service.

This, seeing both entertainer’s contribute to the increase in subscription revenue, which now sits at 20% in the third and most recent quarter- a far cry from the 16.2% the company could boast of between January and March of this year.

Doing her part to boost the company’s profits via her own material and contributing verses to a number of the year’s highest selling Hip Hop efforts, Minaj’s contribution to Pandora’s growth 50.3% in the last year came as it watched its mobile advertising pull in $104.9 million despite suffering a net loss of of $1.7 million.

Loss, partially brought on by an increase in sales staff despite lowering the payments it is obliged to make to artists and rights holders through the non-profit performances rights organisation, ‘SoundExchange.’

Billboard Biz explain:

“The improvement in royalties was “purely driven by our ability to monetize the business,” CFO Mike Herring tells Billboard. With Pandora’s royalty costs fixed at around $21 per 1,000 hours — it pays fixed statutory royalties rather than a percent-of-revenue royalty — the company focuses on how to drive revenue per 1,000 hours. “This year in particular we turned a corner to monetize, and monetize mobile hours specifically,” says Herring.”

Fans can look forward to new LPs from both vocalists in 2014.

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  1. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 25, 2013

    Congrats to Nicki Minaj, her brand keeps on getting bigger and better. Cannot wait for Pink Print.

    As for the other one, I don’t buy it. Its team is back to their old tricks again.

    • truth HONEY…JUST THE TRUTH. y you mad November 25, 2013

      honey hush!!! nicki is a flop. #TEAMSAGGYPUSSYKIM

      • SLAY ME GODNIKA (ABEENISH) November 26, 2013

        Hun I dont Kim and her stanky camel toe having this influence in the present day.

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  2. MarinasDiamonds November 25, 2013

    Nicki’s impact though.

    • truth HONEY…JUST THE TRUTH. y you mad November 25, 2013

      shut up h**

  3. NT November 25, 2013

    They’re the 2 of the only 3 successful black women out and you have to respect the grinds and hustles of them and Rihanna

  4. BionicGlam November 25, 2013

    And there the Navy was calling her a flop.

  5. GAGAMINAJ November 25, 2013

    Yass Nicki!

  6. Bionic November 25, 2013

    Lets be real Beyoncé probably did most of that pushing I mean who is Nicki now?

  7. KatyKadet November 25, 2013

    Wow, good for them.

  8. ABC November 25, 2013

    Of course Beyonce would, she even increased the value of a house in Australia just for standing outside on its porch.

  9. Marcus November 25, 2013

    Really? You Can’t Say Nothing Nice About Them Both? Smh

    C’Mon Now !!!

  10. Lovebird (Britney Jean – 03.12.13) November 25, 2013

    I can only respect Nicki Minaj,Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande, Usher and Frank Ocean.

    The other ovwrhyped one has got long fingers. And I’m not here for Pinocchio.

  11. Barb B**** November 25, 2013

    Yassssss Slaynika. And of course mighty respect for Queen Bey.

  12. Gagalalicious November 25, 2013

    Whoop de f****** woo who cares? Nicki is flop and Beyonce is totally irrelevant

  13. Mya November 25, 2013

    That’s great for them.

  14. Jojo November 25, 2013

    I need for them to do a song together !!!

    Yasss….. In my dreams

  15. Round 5 November 25, 2013

    I need for them to do a song together!!!

    Slay me

    • BEYHIVE November 25, 2013

      a mix between “Check On It” and “Did It On Em” would be the s***!!!

  16. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) November 25, 2013

    @JoJo Lie from the pit of hell…

  17. cake like lady gaga November 25, 2013

    Which single is that Sam? Britney Jean will go gold in USA before the H-I-V+ f**** get a new single from TROLLyonce, and that is NEVER!!!!

    THE STRUGGLE!!!

    Kiiiiiii

    • BEYHIVE November 25, 2013

      I SERIOUSLY, LIKE SERIOUSLY DO NOT GET YOU!!!

      WHY DO YOU COME AT BEYONCE SO HARD WHEN GAGA HAS WORKED WITH HER TWICE!

      I SERIOUSLY FEEL LIKE THE MONSTERS & THE BEYHIVE SHOULD BE ON THE SAME PAGE….

      TOGETHER WE ARE SUPPOSED TO KILL OFF THE KATYKATS AND NAVY…. JUST SAYING….

      YOU MUST BE A CIARA STAN OR SOMETHING

  18. applause November 25, 2013

    Nicki has become totally irrelevant.

  19. applause November 25, 2013

    Beyonce single still hasn’t dropped yet?

    • BEYHIVE November 25, 2013

      I’M NOT GONNA EVEN ARGUE THIS….

      NO AND IT’S IRRITATING!

      THANK GOD I HAVE “ARTPOP” TO LISTEN TO, TO HOLD ME OVER…

      I HOPE SHE RELEASES “MANiCURE” OR “GYPSY” OR “ARTPOP” NEXT I NEED A VIDEO FOR “ARTPOP” THATS HER BEST SONG ON THERE

  20. WE FOUND RIHANNA. November 25, 2013

    SLAY NIKAAAAAAA!!!!! MY FAV RAPPER KILLING S***.

  21. Just Sayin November 25, 2013

    Did you hear about that manager accusing Rihanna stealing Patwas look lol

  22. Nicki Minaj November 25, 2013

    I like Xtina so don’t make me have to drag.

  23. opd2 November 25, 2013

    f-ckoff,they both did that.

  24. BEYHIVE November 25, 2013

    AS QUIET AS IT’S KEPT I THINK PEOPLE ARE READY FOR NEW NICKI ALBUM AS WELL

    I’M NOT EVEN A HUGE FAN OF HERS, BUT I WILL SAY I DO MISS HER ON THE RADIO AND SEEING HER EVERYWHERE… SHE’S VERY ENTERTAINING AND HAS GOOD MUSIC TOO

  25. Cici da baddest November 25, 2013

    Beyonce needs to call GaGa so she can get another hit

  26. Nicki Minaj November 25, 2013

    Two Queens !

  27. Cici da baddest November 25, 2013

    @beyhive b**** speak for yourself and nicki has been on everyones song this year she’s tired..n

    • BEYHIVE November 25, 2013

      REALLY? I FELT LIKE I HAVENT SEEN HER TOO MUCH THIS YEAR… BESIDES ON IDOL… BUT WHO THE HELL WATCHED THAT LOL

  28. Jesso November 25, 2013

    Beyonce tha queen.

  29. opd2 November 25, 2013

    f-cking dummy,how so she is off working on her new album,you retards just say the strangest thing.

  30. Gaga 4 Gaga November 25, 2013

    Im sorry Nicki become such a flop she’s been on atleast 25 tracks this year and only one of those single were album to make top 30. Im ready for new Beyonce music tho i and the general public can do without new icki music.

  31. Os November 25, 2013

    grats to them both,they doing there thing.

  32. Dreamlover November 25, 2013

    Call me ignorant, but nowhere in this article do I see a direct correlation between Pandora’s increase in revenue and Nicki and Beyoncé’s musical contribution. Basically, what this says is, since Pandora’s revenues increased last year by 20% and because Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé both happened to release music during that time period, they are directly responsible for the increase. You could LITERALLY say this for any artist that is currently streaming on Pandora. Mess.

    • Draggin4MrsCarter November 25, 2013

      Why don’t you worry about TAOLG flopping like a fish out of water.

  33. Iggy the next big thing November 25, 2013

    Not here for Trash Minaj she’s fading miss iggy is coming for that wig.

    • Super Cisus November 25, 2013

      B**** U are totally delusional who the f*** is Iggy. Stuff that ugly b**** in a kangaroo and send it back to Aussie

    • WE FOUND RIHANNA. November 25, 2013

      WHO IS IGGY? & WHY ISNT SHE ON THE RADIO?

    • nicko November 25, 2013

      all off iggys singles flopped and her album is going to do the same . dont be delusionnal. iggy doesnt even have one bb hot 100 entry n she cant rap for s***. 😉

  34. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. November 25, 2013

    Two FLOPS. No one cares about either of them anymore

  35. Super Cisus November 25, 2013

    Nicki shitting on U b******!!! Rihanna stole the doobie wrap from a rapper in BK report that kiiii. Cici killed her last nite

  36. nicko November 25, 2013

    Congrats to both of them !

  37. fatusankoh November 25, 2013

    you go queen bey I love you can’t wait for the album

  38. cake like lady gaga November 25, 2013

    I need to know in which bible its written that The Monsters must like the H-I-V+ f****!!

    The H-I-V+ f**** are such sad individuals, they go around forcing other stans to like them, WHAT KIND OF SAD?? I would expect that from the lonely trannys that stan for Lana. Well I guess stans of flop artists struggle together

  39. cake like lady gaga November 25, 2013

    DEAD at the delusion!!!

  40. Iconic cici November 25, 2013

    @Cakelikegaga i said the same thing the hive is so desperate to be liked.

    • cake like lady gaga November 25, 2013

      Ridiculous aint it???!!

  41. Bey-Minaj November 25, 2013

    The Bey-Minaj impact tho.

  42. lana the legend November 25, 2013

    @SuperCisus stfu b**** weren’t you just talking s*** on Nicki a couple of days ago you fake t***** stanning h**.

  43. Super Cisus November 25, 2013

    Sis did u hear about Rihalienna stealing the doobie look from a rapper in BK kii that b**** is about to be in the same thief boat as Beyoldce kii

  44. Super Cisus November 25, 2013

    B**** I was dragging a barb because the b**** came for my fave b**** you mad because Lame-a is a nobody? Kii

  45. Super Cisus November 25, 2013

    @Lame-a the drunk

  46. lana the legend November 25, 2013

    Sis Lana outsold Ciara whole flop discography with 1 album stupid f**

  47. Realest November 25, 2013

    Does nicki know how to perform live yet or is she still walking accords the stage playing with her hair and lip synching? Girl bye!

  48. Amanda Bynes November 25, 2013

    Beyonce and Nicki Minaj

    *Sips bleach

  49. Super Cisus November 25, 2013

    But she struggles to go platinum kii ci has two multplat albums, a Grammy, #1 single for 7 weeks and 7 top 10s. Billboard woman of the year b**** when will Lame-a

  50. cake like lady gaga November 25, 2013

    DEAD at the fake tea from the Lana stan

    B**** Lana aint outsold no Ciara discography.. Goodies on its own has outsold Lana’s entire discography. Goodies has sold over 6 million worldwide and Lana is still hovering around 4 million units worldwide

    WHY ARE LANA STANS FULL OF SO MUCH LIES?? STUPID TROLLS!!!

    And don’t get me started on how Ciara’s Evolution did!!!

    _/ _/

  51. Super Cisus November 25, 2013

    The G**** mad as s*** because nobody stood up for Rihaliennas phony ass speech kii

  52. Molly November 25, 2013

    Ciara was best dressed at the amas forsure, i liked Rihannas first outfit but the 2nd outfit was a mess and that b**** know she tried it with that hair. Katy perry performance was so bad. Miley performance forgettable. GaGa actually slayed my life Rih was decent with diamonds and the rest were non factors.

  53. EveRyder November 25, 2013

    Congratz Queen Bey….. The day Beyonce decide to do a song with nicki is the day i will no longer be a stan of hers. i will offically be joining C squad. oops i forgot ciara did songs with theplastic b****. well i will stan for tamar and kelly rowland.

  54. MC!!!!! November 25, 2013

    congrats I guess Pandora is free anyway # shrugs

  55. Molly November 25, 2013

    Beyonce if your smart you will not work with the joke that is known as Gimmick Minaj im still upset with Cici for putting that wack h** on her album.

  56. Super Cisus November 25, 2013

    Lmaaaao kelly Lazyland and Tamuppet two basic ass b****** kii

  57. Mya November 25, 2013

    Beyonce would never work with Nicki. If she was going to she would have done that already. Nickis not even poppin like that anymore for her to even use her.

  58. EveRyder November 25, 2013

    @super cisus whats the kii for? only thing ciara has over tamar is her hit song body party which i actually fell sorry for having to see her on live tv to see rihanna stole an award from her and have to see rihanna struggle a lil bit with her performance and she had to see rihanna recieving an icon award. tamar sold more albums, winning awards,on tour,and winning awards. kelly might be lazy at promoting her album,but lazy she is not…… she cashing a big check buy sitting beautifully on tv judging on a big singng comp.show and she featured on pop,rnb,and hip hop albums. she also outsold ciara with a little less promotion of her album. i like ciara,but u made me go there.

  59. WhatInThe?! November 25, 2013

    @Lovebird and Rosie, do you have lives?

  60. yeah November 25, 2013

    Fans can look forward to new LPs from both vocalists in 2014.

    _____________________________________________________

    Dicki Garbaj a vocalist? Lmaooo that ugly plastic h** is nothing but a flop, she can’t even rap properly let alone sing.

    37kara stans are mad that their fav didn’t win s*** and she remains a flop. Goodies didn’t sell 6 million lol, that h** is local, and her delusional stans think that it sold 3 million in the USA just because it’s certigied 3xPlatinum (because of shipments) but it did 2.7 million. It doesn’t matter, all girls outsold her discography with 1 album: Bey by DIL, Rihanna by GGGB, Lana by Born To Die, Katy by Teenage Dream, Gaga by The Fame and yet they try to come for someone else LOL

  61. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. November 25, 2013

    eeks before the release of her brand new single, Beyonce has joined Rap market leader Nicki Minaj in contributing to record revenue figures secured by Pandora Radio this year.

    Weeks? I thought her new single was meant to come out last week, then 3rd DEC? No single is coming , cos beyonce knows she will not be able to top the chart. The delay, is just her way of coping. Rolling stone, said RIH RIH was the best performance on the night. LOL LOL so those tweets u send on her voice, look redundant. IThe viewing was up by 24%, so, u saying she could not sing mean……what???????Mean u continue to make a fool of yourself. You are a black blog in the UK, no one takes blacks from the UK seriously, especially we AMERICANS. LOL LOL

    Rita WHORA: Word on the stree jay brown is giving her one last chance with her single and if that single is MOnster hit LIKE roar, THEY will scrap Rita’s sophomore album and end her contract, Hot. piping. tea, thanks to my connects at BMI.

    LOL LOL at @ritaORAnation.

  62. WhatInThe?! November 25, 2013

    Believe it or not, every female MC gets replaced. Some just last longer than others. When Grand Hustle gets done with Iggy she will be replacing Nicki Minaj. Hate it or love it, Azealia Banks was next in line but lost her chance…

    • WE FOUND RIHANNA. November 25, 2013

      CHILE IGGY FIRST SINGLES FLOPPED & THERE IS NO HYPE FOR IGGY’S DEBUT ALBUM HERE IN THE STATES. NO TOP 100 SINGLES OR BILLBOARD. AMERICA IS NOT HER FOR IGGY WITH HER FAKE ACCENT… KIIIII

      • EveRyder November 25, 2013

        Wether u like it or not iggy is coming and she is got a little buzz going here in the states bcuz if she didn’t how else would she get nominated and presented at the vmas and emas? More blog sites post about her and mtv even let her interview katy perry . She came close to charting on the billboard with her single work which charted on the bubbling under hot 100 at #4. Cyl charted every other chart in the US besides hot 100. Her label just needs to promote her better here which is why she will be performing on late night with dave letterman show wednesday

    • CandyWarhol November 25, 2013

      The delusion is so thick. Nicki can’t be replaced because Nicki has made a lane for herself and is actually slaying in it. She actually has a BRAND even if we don’t always like it. If you really think someone will just come up and replace her you are dearly mistaken.

    • Dance4U November 25, 2013

      The same Iggy who is always begging her label to put her music on itunes?

  63. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. November 25, 2013

    ita WHORA: Word on the stree jay brown is giving her one last chance with her single and if that single is MOnster hit LIKE roar, THEY will scrap Rita’s sophomore album and end her contract, Hot. piping. tea, thanks to my connects at BMI.
    LOL LOL at @ritaORAnation.

    Hot fresh tea. Rita Whora does do drugs and all, but when she was rushed to hospital, she ” faked” it to buy more time from ROC who WANT HER TO DROP HER SINGLE IN DEC. They have pushed the single back 3 times and everyone is pissed. In 3 years, they have spent $ 30 million trying to make her happen, JAY brown is not happy that she is an disgraceful flop with sordid reputation. Rita is kinda smarter though. She pulls all these PR stunts to try and deflect. Reason why she ‘ got sick ‘ in miami, was cos, a week before she was in ATL and TY TY went in on her, so when she met up with calvin in Miami ( fake relation, they have same ROC manager; they both sleep with others, and it more of ROC thing to help raise both, mainly Rita’s profile) Calvin likes Vicky secrets models, he even tried to reach out to nina Agdal, a Danish Victoria secrets model.

    Now, Rita is back in London, all drugged up and depressed cos Ty and Jay brown are closing the net on her.

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) November 25, 2013

      *Slow sips this hot tea*

  64. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. November 25, 2013

    LOL @ritaoranation. Rita is even more angry and jealous of Rih. She accuses ROC of treating rih better than her. But, she is so scared of getting dropped, she begged ROC nation A&R to get Rih on track. Rih hates and is enjoying seeing her fall apart. Rih is only friends with Cara, to keep your friends close and enemies closer, Cara Delvigne tells Rih things about Rita. This is why Rita does not really trust Cara but cos Cara is blowing up as supermodel, she does not want to cut her out, yet.

  65. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. November 25, 2013

    LOL LOL @ritaorantion. So happy to see you get karma.

  66. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. November 25, 2013

    @ritaoranation. Beyonce has more or less cut rita off. Does not take her calls or respond to her text. Makes sure her people dont allow rita to kick backstage. She is not blatant, she just avoids RITA, in the way she does RIH RIH.

  67. Hot Sugar November 25, 2013

    Post on SwaggerJackANNA being busted for stealing the doobie rap style from another up and coming artist kiii

  68. Hot Sugar November 25, 2013

    Doobie wrap*

  69. BEYHIVE_MINAJ November 25, 2013

    YASSSSSSSS!!!! My two faves winning! Pics can see the pressed trolls on here. Lol #StayMad. Can’t wait for these two to own 2014. I’m so ready!!! I need some saving from this crap music. I can only hold on to Artpop and MMLP2 as I wait for the slayage.

  70. nicko November 25, 2013

    lip flop still aint gold, sis ? 😉

  71. Rosie (TROPICO – December 5) November 25, 2013

    Kii, so are you f*** gonna start using Pandora streams as receipts now? Pandora is ghetto anyways, most o the people I see using it when I go to the states are white Tweens and ghetto hoodrats with prepaid Androids anyway. Pandora is local too. The hipsters/upper-class/rest of the world has already moved on to Spotify.
    And absolute and utter death at Goodies selling 6 million. It’s hovering 3.5 million worldwide at best. Even if Mediatraffic is right (lol never) Lana still outsold every Cierror album.

  72. ,. November 25, 2013

    that rap bin out for years,even the other day i saw someone in it,that b**** is looking shine off Riri,it was so obvious.

  73. quetta November 25, 2013

    Tbh I forgot about nicki. Anywho **Pops in LIBAD dvd**

  74. ATM JAM November 25, 2013

    nicki accounted for 50.3% hip hop/rap increase in revenue for pandora and 34.5% increase in pop radio listens. beys numbers were impressive but they weren’t nicki’s numbers.

  75. ATM JAM November 25, 2013

    @BEYHIVE this^^^^

  76. SLAY ME GODNIKA (ABEENISH) November 26, 2013

    ‘Beyonce JOINS Nicki Minaj’ dumb b****.

  77. SLAY ME GODNIKA (ABEENISH) November 26, 2013

    What on her newest flop album. Woops. Ciara wont have any relevancy until Micheal Jackson raises from the ground and does a little routine with her. She can always be Rihannas back up dancer 🙂

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