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Article inside Pandora Dropped 2.3 Million Listeners In Last 3 Months, Stock Falls As Net Loss Widens

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Analysts were optimistic going into today's Pandora earnings call. But widening net losses sent the stock down almost 5% in active after hours trading. Just after Friday's morning opening the stock was down more than 6%.

Pandora reported a net loss for the first quarter of $48.3 million/$.23 per share, compared to a net loss of $28.9 million/$.14 per share for the same quarter last year. Analysts expected Pandora to report a loss of $.16 per share on revenue of $224.56 million.

Active Listeners Fall 2.3 Million

Pandora's active user base fell to 79.2 million in the first three months of 2015, down 2.3 million from the last quarter of 2014. The first quarter of any year can bring lower listening stats, but this year's drop was more than twice that of the same 3 months last year.

Highlights From The Pandora Earnings Report

User engagement reaches an all–time high of 22.3 hours per active user per month
Q1 2015 total revenue was $230.8 million, growing 19% year-over-year on a GAAP basis and 28% on a non-GAAP basis
Q1 2015 advertising revenue was $178.7 million, growing 27% year-over-year
Q1 2015 total mobile revenue was $181.1 million, growing 23% year-over-year on a GAAP basis and 35% on a non-GAAP basis
Q1 2015 local advertising revenue was $43.3 million, growing 67% year-over-year
Q1 2015 total listener hours were 5.30 billion, growing 11% year-over-year
The full release:

OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading Internet radio service, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

“We’ve been actively investing in every part of our business - from the music we play, to the ad technology and music maker products we offer. This quarter’s results are a reflection of those investments paying off”

“We’ve been actively investing in every part of our business - from the music we play, to the ad technology and music maker products we offer. This quarter’s results are a reflection of those investments paying off,” stated Brian McAndrews chairman, president and CEO of Pandora. "In a time when listeners and brand partners have more choices than ever, listener hours grew, local advertisers increased their spending with us and we continued to advance our lead in digital audio by generating more demand and strong sell through.”

First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Revenue: For the first quarter of 2015, total revenue was $230.8 million, a 19% year-over-year increase on a GAAP basis and a 28% year-over-year increase on a non-GAAP basis1. Advertising revenue was $178.7 million, a 27% year-over-year increase. Subscription and other revenue was $52.0 million, a 32% year-over-year increase on a non-GAAP basis.

Adjusted EBITDA: For the first quarter of 2015, adjusted EBITDA was a loss of $20.9 million, a 7% year-over-year improvement. Adjusted EBITDA excludes $23.2 million in expense from stock-based compensation, $4.3 million of depreciation and amortization expense, $0.1 million of provision for income taxes and $0.2 million of other income.

Cash and Investments: For the first quarter of 2015, the Company ended with $481.3 million in cash and investments, compared to $458.8 million at the end of the prior quarter. Cash provided by operating activities was $27.0 million for the first quarter of 2015, compared to $2.1 million used in operating activities in the same period of the prior year.

Other Business Metrics

Listener Hours:

Total listener hours grew 11% to 5.30 billion for the first quarter of 2015, compared to 4.80 billion for the same period last year.

Active Listeners: Active listeners were 79.2 million at the end of the first quarter of 2015, compared to 75.3 million from the same period last year.

Guidance

Based on information available as of April 23, 2015, the Company is providing the following financial guidance:

Second Quarter 2015 Guidance: Revenue is expected to be in the range of $280 million to $285 million. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $8 million to $13 million. Adjusted EBITDA excludes forecasted stock-based compensation expense of approximately $31 million and forecasted depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $5 million and assumes minimal provision for income taxes given our net loss position. Diluted shares outstanding for the second quarter 2015 are expected to be approximately 219 million.

Full Year 2015 Guidance: Revenue is expected to be in the range of $1.16 billion to $1.18 billion. Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $75 million to $85 million. Adjusted EBITDA excludes forecasted stock-based compensation expense of approximately $122 million and forecasted depreciation and amortization expense of approximately $23 million and assumes minimal provision for income taxes given our net loss position. Diluted shares outstanding for the full year 2015 are expected to be approximately 221 million.

Starting in 2015, the Company will adjust non-GAAP net income by considering the income tax effects of its non-GAAP adjustments. Prior to 2015, the CompanyÂ’s non-GAAP effective tax rate was minimal. The Company expects that its non-GAAP effective tax rate will be minimal in periods that result in a non-GAAP net loss. For the full year 2015, the Company is currently forecasting a non-GAAP effective tax rate of approximately 30% to 35%. The Company does not expect to pay significant cash income taxes for the foreseeable future due to its net operating loss position.

First Quarter 2015 Financial Results Conference Call: Pandora will host a conference call today at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET to discuss first quarter 2015 financial results with the investment community. A live webcast of the event will be available on the Pandora Investor Relations website at http://investor.pandora.com. A live domestic dial‐in is available at (877) 355‐0067 or internationally at (443) 853‐1239. A domestic replay will be available at (855) 859‐2056 or internationally at (404) 537‐3406, using passcode 17895681, and available via webcast until May 7, 2015.

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D'Angelo & The Vanguard Announce Second Coming Tour

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When DÂ’Angelo announced tour dates back in November, his album Black Messiah wasnÂ’t even a topic of discussion. More importantly at the time, the only dates he announced were across Europe.

This week, the Virginia singer, along with The Vanguard, have revealed dates for The Second Coming tour in the US. TheyÂ’ll be hitting the road from June 7th until June 28th, stopping off in Oakland, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Houston and many other cities.

Tickets available HERE on May 1st.

June 7 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
June 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
June 10 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
June 11 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
June 13 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
June 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
June 16 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
June 17 – Houston, TX @ The Warehouse
June 20 – Norfolk, VA @ NorVa
June 21 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
June 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Keswick
June 25 – Washington, DC @ The Fillmore
June 27 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
June 28 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom


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Article inside Frank Ocean To Drop A.... Rap Album?

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So rumor is that Frank's dropping a rap album... possibly two albums at the same time even; with one version being a rap album


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The wait is almost over. After three long years filled with frustration and anxiety, we can finally say with some confidence that we will be receiving a new Frank Ocean album this July (TYBG). But will it live up to the hype? After notable reclusiveness and swirling rumors, we have high expectations. But Frank Ocean is an artist who doesnÂ’t cater to our expectations, and we might be caught off guard come July.

Frank Ocean has more than a few tricks up his sleeve. WeÂ’ve seen Kendrick Lamar challenge his creative boundaries with To Pimp A Butterfly earlier this year to much acclaim, and it appears that Frank is looking to do the same. There is reason to believe that this new, still untitled album will find Frank Ocean not only crooning love ballads, but showcasing his rapping ability.

Yes, you read that right. From the title of this article alone, you may have assumed it to be some sort of outlandish satire, but thatÂ’s not the case. The truth is, Frank Ocean might drop one of the best rap albums of 2015, and heÂ’s been giving subtle hints for a while now.
We’ve heard Frank flex his lyrical prowess and silky flow on songs like “Blue Whale,” Earl Sweatshirt’s “Sunday,” and the Odd Future posse cut “Oldie.” His raps have been compared to Andre 3000’s unique blend of melody and rhyme patterns. His voice, combined with his delivery and lyrical content, make for a pretty dope ass rapper, if we’re being real. I mean, who else could say the word “fortnight” in a verse and make it sound cool? Or successfully pull off a clever entendre like “I’m hi(gh) and I’m bye/bi, wait I mean I’m straight”? The few times Frank has graced the mic to spit a few bars, he’s sounded right at home.

Just a few weeks ago, a story broke detailing how Frank was cut from Brian Wilson’s upcoming album because he wanted to “do rap” instead of sing. Earlier, OF cohort Earl Sweatshirt told NPR that Ocean “thinks he can rap now” and has been approaching him with written rhymes. And lest we forget: he’s confirmed sessions with Hit-Boy in the studio earlier last year. Do you really think the same dude that produced “Niggas in Paris” and “Backseat Freestyle” would make the chill, atmospheric type of beat that flowed through channel ORANGE? Unlikely.

Much like his OF comrade Tyler, The Creator—who has evolved from a synth-driven shock rapper to a collaborative, genre-bending artist—it seems that Frank Ocean may be straying from his initial formula. He has proven himself to be a meticulous perfectionist in the past, so there’s little doubt that any finished product will be held to high standards.

You might be tempted to tell Frank, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it,” but sometimes change can be for the better. Remember when Michael Jackson embraced hip-hop culture with Dangerous back in the 90’s? When Nirvana went acoustic for Unplugged in New York? When Dylan picked up the electric guitar? Remember 808s & Heartbreak?

IÂ’m not saying Frank Ocean will be rapping in the signature Migos double-time flow over bass-heavy trap beats. IÂ’m not even saying the album will be entirely rap. ItÂ’s hard to imagine that Frank Ocean would completely abandon singing, but those expecting another channel ORANGE are likely going to be in for a surprise.



A rap album by Frank Ocean could be absolutely exquisite, especially if executed with production that suits Frank. Just imagine Frank addressing personal and emotional subject matter, but with a little braggadocio thrown in, à la his unrecorded “Versace” verse. His way with words is unparalleled, regardless of how he’s communicating the message. If channel ORANGE was Frank at his pinnacle, this next step will see him going Super Saiyan.

With the unbearably high level of anticipation that has been built for this album, it seems only right that Frank tosses his fans a curveball. With So Help Me God and Views From The 6 getting all the attention in the rap world, Frank Ocean might just come out of the shadows to trump them both and steal all the headlines. When you hear Frank spit that first bar come July, just rememberÂ…

I told you so.

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Amber Rose and rapper Machine Gun Kelly are on like Donkey Kong ... because nothing screams "together" like an airport pickup.
Rose met Kelly at baggage claim as he helped himself to handfuls of booty ... so say other disembarking passengers.
Kelly may want to talk things out with his boy Wiz Khalifa -- the guy Amber called the love of her life earlier this month. They share the beat in "Mind of a Stoner," but that doesn't necessarily mean he's cool with sharing the mother of his kid.


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Image inside Skyzoo "Music For My Friends" (Tracklisting, Production Credits, Features & Write Up)

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1. All Day, Always (prod. AntMan Wonder)
2. Suicide Doors (prod. MarcNfinit)
3. The Moments That Matter f. Kay Cola (prod. Jahlil Beats, Co-prod. AntMan Wonder)
4. Luxury f. Westside Gunn (prod. Skyzoo)
5. Everything's For Sale (prod. !llmind)
6. See A Key (Ki') f. Jadakiss (prod. Thelonious Martin)
7. Money Makes Us Happy f. Black Thought & Bilal (prod. The Rvlt.)
8. Playing Favorites f. Christon Gray (prod. !llmind)
9. Meadow Of Trust f. Saba (prod. Black Metaphor)
10. Women Who Can Cook (prod. Thelonious Martin)
11. Civilized Leisure f. MoZaic (prod. !llmind)
12. The Experience (prod. MarcNfinit)
13. Asking Bodie For A Package f. Skarr Akbar (prod. !llmind)
14. Things I Should've Told My Friends (prod. Apollo Brown)
15. Sweet Pursuit f.. Kay Cola (prod. Seige Monstracity)
*iTunes Bonus: Falling Out The Sky (prod. Praise)
*Vinyl/Cassette Bonus: Hands Folded Together f. eLZhi (prod. DJ Prince)

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"For us growing up, the motto was All Day, Always. Whatever we stood for or stood on, that was the theme. Wanting and believing in the things we saw early on intrigued us more than they should have at that age. Imagine being 13, 14 years old, falling in love with things like Suicide Doors, not knowing the depths of to which they became, but learning such on the fly, those became The Moments That Matter. It pushed us to zero in on Luxury, in an abundance at that, with only the road as to which we acquire it separating our attempts, but our intents were all parallel.

Being overly observant prematurely taught us that Everything's For Sale, and depending on how we interpreted that, some of us would go to sleep at night and See A Key, or a Ki', depending on how you slept. However those eight hours would translate, it only drove home what we overheard right in front of us; Money Makes Us Happy, 'it's as simple as that' we would hear on repeat. So the adoration of those Playing Favorites only enhanced what we wanted and why we wanted so much, so fast. You get the right look on the right day with the right on lookers looking on and you can open up a Meadow Of Trust. A crowd full of Women Who Can Cook, hopefully designed like the women who groomed us at home, but realistically resembling the ones who may have never spoken to us had we not got ahold of what we set out to get. So it's worth it, right?

Maturing to learn that nothing beats Civilized Leisure, and all the time it took to figure that out? Simply chalk it up to The Experience, one that should never leave us no matter how far we may eventually be removed from it. Times when those closest to you are forced to grow up fast, and you're forced to grow up faster with them, it eerily mirrors something you see on TV, like Asking Bodie For A Package, how the order comes from home and your day ones are thrown into the fire, and you stand tall with them thinking 'nah, it can't just burn forever'. So you sweat it out with them. You relate and understand and join in but feel like you have a guilty, unfair upper hand, because even though it's never been easy for you, you can still attempt to sleep somewhat decently, saying to yourself 'my pops ain't never leave and my moms did every scene'.

A blueprint and some 'know how, some good cooked food and some awareness leads to you thinking these conflicting, guilt inspired feelings are the Things I Should've Told My Friends. When it's all said and done, when the faces change and the desires become more expensive and the next in line become the next in line, when the bloodied badge unjustly wins and the lights begin to flicker and then dim, you realize maybe it was all just a Sweet Pursuit. All of it, nothing more, nothing less. And the sounds it leaves in the memories it created slowly becomes Music For My Friends." -Skyler (13 year old lyricist, graffiti writer, playground point guard, quarter water aficionado, and Mortal Kombat champ, preferably the Sega Genesis version)."
"See A Key (Ki)"

"Asking Bodie For A Package"

 
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Image inside Jay z is just as socially conscious musically as 2pac

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songs like

99 problems talk about blacks being racially profiled

nickels and dimes handles a bunch of issues

the barneys situation

he dedicates murder to excellence to to danroy henry an unarmed college kid who the police shot

he talks about absentee fathers

he talks about america's wars

he talks about false sexual harassment rape women lie about

a hard knock life talks about all the plights people go through growing up in the projects

izzo he talks about the oppressive music industry

say hello he addresses fraud black leader like al sharpton

ignorant sh*t he addresses jena 6 and don imus

hurricane katrina

and who remember this Classic Jay z thread from 2 years ago acknowledging jya for his conscious song shout out to @The Originator

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Nicki Minaj and Safaree former group member 7even-Up speaks his relationship with Nicki Minaj. He speaks on Safaree being grimey when he was with Nicki Minaj.

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