There was a time when car radios cranked out the soundtrack of our lives. These days, radio is a bit of a forgotten toy, and there are more than 20 million people willing to pay for something they could get free the old-fashioned way.
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While many people consider Pandora and Sirius to be direct competitors, they have very different business models and plenty of room for growth in their core businesses. Stock analysis firm Trefis explains that Pandora's popularity rides off its "free" and customizable services while Sirius's major selling point is ad-free content.