Music Genome Project

  1. What Our 200 Million Registered Listeners Can Mean for Under-the-Radar Musicians: Guest Post by Pandora Founder Tim Westergren

    April 12, 2013 7:00 AM EDT Every artist can remember the first time their music got played on radio. The impact of a local DJ adding the song in rotation, or even just a single spin is huge. For my band, it was KFOG in San Francisco, winter 1994. We were ecstatic. We ...

  2. Billboard Power 100: Tim Westergren

    January 27, 2012 12:07 AM EST No. 40 Tim Westergren Founder/Chief Strategy Officer Pandora Twitter: @TimWestergren Reshaping Radio... Internet radio in 2012 can be traced back to one person: Tim Westergren (right), the founder of personalized Internet radio service Pandora. Th ...

  3. Pandora to Debut Free Concert Series With Dawes; Invites Based on Listeners' Preferences

    December 08, 2011 8:53 AM EST Pandora announced today that a new series of free concerts will debut on December 13 in Portland, Oregon, with ATO recording artists Dawes. Invitations for the series are being sent based on each listener's musical preferences on Pandora, suc ...

  4. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Jessica Steel

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 25 Jessica Steel Executive VP of business and corporate development, Pandora Media Website: Pandora.com Twitter: @pandora_radio Jessica Steel has led Pandora's business development since 2004, when Savage Beast Technologies pivoted into t ...

  5. Pandora Adds Huge Archive of Comedy Clips

    May 04, 2011 11:19 AM EDT Pandora has added comedy tracks to its personalized Internet radio service. The company's comedy content currently includes 10,000 "sketches" from over 700 comedians, Pandora explained in a blog post. Pandora says it has a team of w ...

  6. Pandora Achieves 10 Billionth Thumb

    May 02, 2011 8:18 PM EDT Pandora logged its 10 billionth thumb on April 24, founder Tim Westergren announced at the company's blog . That thumb (Pandora's version of the like button on Facebook) went to the Jason Derulo song "Ridin' Solo." Westerg ...

  7. Business Matters: The Pandora Pandemic: The Personalized Internet Radio Service Reaches 75 Million Users

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Pandora Pandemic -- Personalized Internet radio service Pandora surpassed 75 million registered users last year and now has 850,000 songs in its catalog, founder Tim Westergren revealed in a blog post. He also shared some metrics that show eng ...

  8. Business Matters: UMG Pricing, Pandora, SXSW Winners and More

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Not all record store owners are going to be happy about Universal Music Video and Distribution 's new pricing scheme. Andy Schneidkraut, owner of Albums on the Hill in Boulder, Colorado is in the opposition. "They're suggesting I ...

  9. The Beat Goes On At BlueBeat

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST BlueBeat Music, the company who tried to get away with selling unlicensed recordings by the Beatles and other acts by saying it owned "new" version of their work, has relaunched as a customized Internet radio site. The outfit gained noto ...

  10. Business Briefs: Pandora, ASCAP, Sprialfrog, 'Drum King'

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Pandora is the latest music service to adopt Gracenote's music lyrics licensing program. The deal will allow Pandora users to view the lyrics of any song streaming from the service at any time, so long as they are covered in Gracenote' ...

  11. Pandora To Run Audio Ads

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pandora, the online music service that creates "radio stations" based on consumers' musical preferences, is adding something else to the mix: commercials. The service has experimented with audio ads but will now make them a regular ...

  12. nuTsie Issues Challenge to Pandora Users

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Perhaps feeling a bit left out while rival music discovery service Pandora gets all the press, Melodeo is trying to turn the spotlight to its nuTsie personalized radio service by issuing a challenge to Pandora users. Try the nuTsie service for a d ...

  13. Pandora Boosts Social Experience

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Personalized Web radio service Pandora added four new features designed to expand the social listening experience online. The first provides real-time song and artist information, recommends similar songs (rather than just playing them) and lists ...

  14. Sony BMG, Pandora Strike U.K. License

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. & Ireland has licensed its works to Pandora Media ahead of the U.K. launch of the California-based company's free Internet radio service, due to go live in spring 2007. The music major said today (Nov. 29 ...

  15. Sony BMG, Pandora Strike U.K. License

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. & Ireland has licensed its works to Pandora Media ahead of the U.K. launch of the California-based company's free Internet radio service, due to go live in spring Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. &am ...