Songza is the latest Pandora (P +1.4%) rival to offer a paid subscription service to complement...

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Songza is the latest Pandora (P +1.4%) rival to offer a paid subscription service to complement free music offerings: the developer of popular iOS/Android music streaming apps (it stands out by offering dozens of "curated" playlists) is now offering a $0.99/week ad-free option. Pandora's One ad-free service goes for $4/month or $36/year. Songza has picked up 4.8M active users in a little over a year, which still puts it well behind the 70.8M Pandora claimed at the end of May. But engagement is strong: Songza boasts its users average 65 minutes/day of use. (Pandora listening cap)