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Get A Little More Personal With Our New Design

Hopefully you are enjoying the new look for Pandora that we have been rolling out to our iPhone and Android listeners over the past few weeks. The principles of simplicity and clarity serve as the heart of this evolved design that will help you to more easily personalize, discover, and explore your favorite music on Pandora.

Take a look below at how the new features in this update will make your Pandora experience even better:

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  • Tap the new Personalization Icon to easily access your Thumb History or Add Variety.

 

  • Accidentally thumbed a song? Now you can Un-Thumb by simply tapping the thumb again.

 

 

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Coming Soon: Now Cards from Pandora Coming to Google App

Over 76.5 million listeners tune into Pandora every day and listen to over 7 Billion stations. With that many people using Pandora, we make it a top priority to deliver listeners their favorite music as effortlessly as possible whenever and wherever they want. Our ultimate goal is to unleash the infinite power of music simply and easily. With that said, I’m very excited to announce that Pandora music cards are coming soon to the Google App.

How will Pandora music cards work in the Google app? Well, we know that you have a lot of decisions to make in your daily routine. With the help of Now cards, those decisions just got easier. Whether you’re unsure of what to listen to on your drive home, need a new station to motivate your exercise routine, or are in need of a relaxing soundtrack after a long day, Pandora’s Now cards can help. Inside the Google app we’ll be recommending the perfect station at the perfect time. Just for you.

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Pandora Whiteboard Sessions: El May performs “Lessons Appear”

Lara Meyerratken, aka El May, is an Australian singer-songwriter. Her style features melodic songwriting and mellow rock instrumentation with folk roots. Other artists that can be heard on her station include The Bird And The Bee, Patsy Cline, and Feist. She came by with musicians Scott Heiner and Scott Letty and played “Lessons Appear” off her latest album The Other Person Is You.

Pandora Whiteboard Sessions: Leighton Meester performs “Heartstrings”

Leighton Meester is a singer-songwriter and actress. Her musical style blends elements of pop, rock, folk and country, with a focus on vocals, accompanied by acoustic and electric instrumentation. Other artists that can be heard on her station include Taylor Swift, Hozier and Miranda Lambert. She came by with musicians Jeff Trott and Ryan Pettersen and played the title track off her recently released album “Heartstrings”.

GRAMMYs – Who do you predict will win?

Music is at the heart of everything we do here at Pandora – and we know it’s equally as important to each of you. In honor of this year’s GRAMMY Awards, we thought it would be fun to look at your listening patterns and try to predict who will win big at this year’s awards.

Historically, you are pretty good at predicting who will win, simply based on how you listen to music throughout the year. To come up with this year’s listener predictions, we looked back at the past few years of nominees and winners, how you engaged with those songs, and applied that to this year’s class.

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Pandora Whiteboard Sessions: Better Than Ezra performs “Gonna Get Better”

Better Than Ezra is a pop/rock band from New Orleans. Their style often features both acoustic rhythm guitars and electric rock instrumentation with a subtle use of vocal harmonies. Other artists that can be heard on their station include Matchbox Twenty, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Counting Crows. They came by and played “Gonna Get Better” off their latest album All Together Now.

Pandora Whiteboard Sessions: Francisca Valenzuela performs “Siempre Eres Tú”

Francisca Valenzuela is a Chilean-American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Her style oscillates between dance pop and stripped down expressions of love and loss, often including a touch of humor. Other artists that can be heard on her station include Shakira, La Oreja de Van Gogh and Ximena Sarinana. She came by and played “Siempre Eres Tú” off her album Tajo Abierto.

Pandora Whiteboard Sessions: Craft Spells perform “Nausea”

Craft Spells is an alternative rock band from Seattle, fronted by Justin Vallesteros. Their vocal-centric style frequently features basic rock song structures, electronica influences, and major key tonality. Other artists that can be heard on their station include Savoir Adore, Washed Out, and Neon Indian. They came by the office and played the title track off their album Nausea.

10 Thumbs Ups For Christmas

Guest blogger and current Pandora Comedy Spotlight comedian Dan Cummins muses on the holidays…

Christmas stresses me the hell out. Let’s start there.

I feel like every year I end up rushing around at the last minute to buy gifts, terrified that I’ll spend way too much money on a bunch of poorly thought-out doodads everyone will just hate anyway.

I worry that my two kids Kyler and Monroe will LOVE the presents they get from their mom (my ex-wife), and that my gifts will quickly fall into the pile of undesirables which will be almost immediately placed in the bottom of a closet where they will remain until given to Goodwill in untouched, mint condition. Ugh.

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I worry that my fiancé will get me a WAY better gift than I’ll get her, and I’ll be so riddled with shame and guilt that I’ll barely be able to enjoy my third helping of mashed potatoes and gravy. And I really worry that there won’t be enough mashed potatoes and gravy for me to have a third helping.

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