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Pandora launches in Australia and New Zealand

Rhian Jones
Pandora

Pandora has brought its internet radio service to Australia and New Zealand, expanding for the first time outside of its home territory in the United States.

The Californian-based company has secured the rights to about a million tracks from more than 100,000 artists and has now launched test versions of its service in both countries, reports Billboard.

It has also agreed to pay "less than 25% of revenue" to songwriters and performers in New Zealand, but did not specify what its royalty rate for Australia would be.

Jane Huxley, the former head of digital at Fairfax Media, has been hired as its local managing director. A partnership with Holden, a General Motors company based in Melbourne, will integrate Pandora's service into vehicles via Holden's MyLink system.

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Tags: streaming, Radio, Pandora

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