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Jun 22 2016 Entertainment

Pandora Is Stepping into a Minefield with Its On-Demand Service

Research Question: Will artists and record labels cut reasonable direct license deals with Pandora so that it can become a broader platform and grow listener hours? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, GOOG/GOOGL, P, TYO:6758, VIVHY By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Pandora Media Inc. (P) will be able to get […]

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Pandora Media Idea Proposal

Pandora Media Idea Proposal

Are record labels, talent management agencies, and musicians embracing Pandora’s reinvigorated platform? Report Available: June 23, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research found P undergoing new developments in its business with the acquisition of a ticket-selling company, an on-demand music platform, and the building of an artist marketing platform – all intended to appeal to record […]

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Virtual Reality Idea Proposal

Virtual Reality Idea Proposal

Research Question: As virtual reality hits the mainstream, which hardware and software companies, content developers, and ad platforms will emerge as the winners? Report Available: March 17, 2016   Blueshift’s initial research shows tangible excitement and potential for the virtual reality market as products, led by FB’s Oculus Rift, are set to launch over the […]

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GameStop Could Be Hurt by Lull in Market for Used Consoles

Research Question: Is a shortage of preowned PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles and games hurting GameStop? Companies: AMZN, ATVI, BBY, EA, EBAY, GME, MSFT, TYO:6460, TYO:6758, TYO:7974, WMT By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings GameStop Corp. (GME) is not selling many preowned versions of current-generation gaming consoles […]

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GameStop Whisper

GameStop Whisper

Research Question: Is a shortage of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles damaging GameStop’s used game business? Report Available: May 18, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows the PS4 and Xbox One’s immense popularity causing gamers to keep consoles and games longer than usual, thus limiting supply of highly demanded pre-owned inventory GME can acquire and […]

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Pandora/Sirius Whisper

Pandora/Sirius Whisper

Research Question: Will Pandora’s growth in auto infotainment result in share loss for Sirius over the next two years? Companies Covered: Pandora Media (P), SiriusXM (SIRI), iHeartMedia (IHRT), Google (GOOG), Apple (AAPL) Report Available: April 24, 2015   Blueshift’s initial research shows 60% of all radio listenership occurs in the vehicle and streaming options in […]

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Deep-Pocketed Giants Pose Biggest Threat to Pandora

Research Question: Can Pandora withstand increasing competition from Spotify, iTunes Radio and other streaming music providers? Companies: AAPL, AMZN, DDAIY, F, GOOG/GOOGL, IHRT, MSFT, P, S, SIRI, T, TMUS, TWTR, VZ By: Seth Agulnick Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Pandora Media Inc. (P) will face pressure in growing its user base […]

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Game Downloads More of a Threat for GameStop Than Walmart

Research Question: Will Walmart’s used video game business cripple GameStop’s dominance in this area? Companies: AMZN, BBY, GME, GOOG, MSFT, NFLX, TGT, TYO:6758, TYO:7974, WMT By: Susan Jennings Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings GameStop Corp.’s (GME) core business will be threatened more by digital game downloads than by Walmart Stores Inc.’s (WMT) […]

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Sirius XM Attracts Few Dealers, Customers of Used Cars

Research Question: Will Sirius’ efforts to target used car dealerships and used car buyers result in a significant new revenue stream for the company? Companies: AAPL, CCO, LMCA, P, SIRI By: Chris Jenks Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Few buyers of used cars that are already equipped with Sirius XM Holdings […]

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Jan 22 2014 Entertainment, Services

Large Potential Exists for SFXE in EDM Space, Results to Follow

Research Question: Will consumer brands find SFX Entertainment’s collection of electronic dance music festivals compelling enough to become significant sponsorship partners? Companies: BUD, FB, GOOG, LYV, MSFT, SFXE, TWTR By: Reverdy Johnson Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Thirteen of 15 sources said electronic dance music (EDM) is becoming mainstream, has significant room […]

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