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Pandora acquires music data company Next Big Sound
Pandora acquires music data company Next Big Sound

Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. has agreed to acquire music analytics startup Next Big Sound, in another move by the growing streaming industry to harness data on songs and artists.  Financial details were not disclosed for the deal, announced Tuesday.  Pandora said the acquisition will combine New York-based Next Big Sound's data-mining abilities with the streaming service's own large swath of listening information. That data will help artists, labels and marketers better understand and reach their audiences, the companies said.  Pandora, headquartered in Oakland, is not the first music streamer to buy into the big data business. Stockholm-based...

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