Pandora to Celebrate 10th Birthday with Ad-Free Listening

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Founder of Pandora Tim Westergren speaks onstage during Pandora Presents Celine Dion at The Edison Ballroom on October 29, 2013 in New York City.

With its 10th anniversary on the near horizon, Pandora has decided its best present is to take away the commercials for a day. The streaming music firm has shared details for its Listener Love Day, on which the firm will celebrate its milestone by going ad-free for U.S. users for 24 hours.

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“Listener Love Day is a celebration of a decade of connecting music fans to the artists that matter to them,” comments Tim Westergren, founder of Pandora, in a statement. “This is a thank you to each and every listener who has tuned in to Pandora over the past 10 years.”

The Web radio company boasts almost 80 million monthly listeners, who log more than 74 billion listening hours, creating over 8 billion stations and sharing more than 55 billion thumbs since its launch a decade ago.

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As part of the celebration, Pandora has also created its 10x10 mixtape which gathers the most thumbed up songs on the service over the past 10 years. Listener Love Day kicks off from 12:00am ET next Wednesday (Sept. 9).