Happy New Year from all of us here at Pandora

Hey, it’s Tim from Pandora -

I’m writing to wish you a very Happy New Year from all of us here at Pandora! And what a year it was…

First, a heartfelt thanks to all of you for continuing to be such engaged listeners and such wonderful evangelists. In 2010 we doubled our audience to over 75 million people! And that was mostly thanks to continued word of mouth. For that we are deeply appreciative.

As always, interacting with listeners continues to be our greatest joy, and greatest source of feedback. You now send us over 25,000 emails every month. What an incredible fountain of information, constructive feedback, and validation that continues to be… and those thumbs! In 2010 alone, you thumbed over 3 billion songs (mostly thumbs-up… phew!).

Getting your stations right continues to be our obsession – and a work in progress. It’s a (wonderfully) hard problem and something we continue to work on every day. Your feedback is invaluable to that effort.

I hope you’ve checked out one of the many new connected devices that now support Pandora. We’re trying our best to make Pandora available everywhere you might want to use it. And that includes cars. 2011 will bring more options than ever to listen to Pandora on the road, beyond just plugging your smartphone into an auxiliary jack. Ford, GM, Mercedes-Benz, Mini and Toyota have all announced Pandora integration into their dashboards. There’s no way to describe what it’s like to have personalized radio in the car. You just have to try it.

Last, but not least, a shout-out to all the great new music from working artists everywhere. Keep your submissions coming. We’re furiously adding music so listeners can keep discovering. The Music Genome Project surpassed 850,000 songs and is now rapidly becoming a more international collection.

So much more to say… but we’ve got the whole year ahead of us to talk :).
Please stay in touch, keep listening and I look forward to the music we’re all going to enjoy in 2011.

As always, your feedback is most welcome.

Tim
Founder

Tim Westergren

Founder http://www.pandora.com/profile/tim

161 thoughts on “Happy New Year from all of us here at Pandora

  1. Hello Tim , ive seen alot of web sites come and go but wow this is really something ! I sighned up for your site through live mail and thought i would check it out .. What a pleasant suprise when i typed an obscure band and boom you had an album or two !!! very impressive keep up the good work

  2. I put george strait as my favorite artist and it set country music as my station. An I get other genres too? If so how? Thanks!

  3. i just wanted to say you guys have all the artists and songs from a varity of rock, country, rap, ect.
    i like that because it mixs it up and hits a bigger audiance
    nice job

  4. Tim,
    I only just heard of your program, what a fantastic idea! As you can see by my birthdate I’m an old fart and any music after the Beatles leaves me cold. But I really dig everything that came before, starting with ragtime.
    I haven’t had time yet to read your postings but will definitely do so as time permits.
    Many, many thanks for adding this to my life,
    Very sincerely,
    Robert

  5. Wow ..this is great..I saw it on Facebook on a friends post and thought I would try it…how do you manage to keep it free though…its great getting to listen to good music from my era! Thanks!!

  6. Hola a todo el equipo de Pandora radio,bueno me he quedado sin palabras,una amiga me comento de Pandora Radio y cuando escuche musica por una hora me quede fascinado y dije wow me gusta esta Radio Pandora,y pues felicidades por este gran Radio Pandora es excelente.Gracias.

  7. I love Pandora!! It does make work time fly by…. I love that I am exposed to new artists that I haven’t heard before. I have searched a couple of times for Simpl3Jack. They are on I-tunes and played on internet radio not sure if they are just not in the Pandora library yet? I think you should defintiely check them out!
    Pandora=Genius!!!!

  8. To all the Pandora listeners all over the world…Listen to the album Willennium especially the song LA FIESTA which has a twist of Spanish and has some great lyrics. The song WHO AM I TALKS ABOUT A LITTLE BIT OF HIS STYLE OF MUSIC and who he is.
    Just google Will Smith the album Willennium.
    Thanks to a great Pandora website and the founder of Pandora.
    I can listen to my oldies and newbies.
    Don’t forget Will Smith.

  9. Hi there!
    Been an avid Pandora user for years. Love it. Just wondering what plans for sharing (a la blip.fm) on for Twitter etc, to show your friends what you’re listening to?
    Anyway keep up the good stuff.
    Thanks!