Spent a great evening on Thursday with a couple hundred Pandora listeners in the lovely downtown of Hoboken – our first (and long, long overdue) New Jersey get together. It was actually my first time across the river from Manhattan.
A very engaging audience with lots of questions and input showed up at the W Hotel (the swankiest space we’ve ever been in) on a balmy fall evening. There were many questions about how to use the thumbs up and down to shape playlists. It’s clear that the answer is different for different people.
A number of questions about greater optimization for the phone. The amount of mobile usage on Pandora just continues to grow. We’re adding more users on mobile phones than we are on PCs these days.
Heard a great testimony from a 70 year old listener who had stations setup on Pandora for each of his decades. He was discovering all sorts of great bluegrass music from when he was young. Rattled off a bunch of names of artists he had never heard of. Loved that.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to come out, and for the many follow up emails we’ve received since the evening. We also had a number of new Pandora employees in attendance from our office in New York. It was particularly fun for them to see Pandora listeners in action. Thanks for getting them fired up!