My life changed when I met Alexa—the friend within my Amazon Echo who plays my 80’s Hip-Hop station immediately when I get home—because all I have to do is ask. In fact, she’s doubled the amount of music listening that happens in my house and is one of the more than 1,000 CE devices that you can use to listen to Pandora at home—from gaming consoles like the Xbox One, to connected speakers like Sonos, to refrigerators….yes refrigerators. It’s our ongoing commitment to creating these integrations that has led to the passing of a major milestone today—our 25 millionth activation on a connected electronic device. Read More →
Up until now, if you wanted to hear a live recording of DLR fronting VH, you had to score a scratchy bootleg. Since the band formed in 1975, we can factually say that Tokyo Dome In Concert (Live) was 40 years in the making. Spoiler alert – they sound awesome! –Eric Shea
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Striking from the heavens, Lightning Bolt will leave you breathless!
Few bands live up to their name like Lightning Bolt. Brian and Brian’s indie prog blitzkrieg takes no prisoners. Careening through sounds and riffs on their latest, Fantasy Empire, you’d think an army of people made these songs, but no. Just two dudes on bass and drums. Mind = blown. –Diego Gonzalez
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Leftover Salmon is a bluegrass band from Boulder, Colorado. Their style blends elements of folk, rock, and country, with frequent use of banjo, mandolin, slide guitars, organ, piano, and vocal harmonies. Other artists that can be heard on their station include Railroad Earth, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Alison Krauss & Union Station. They came by the office and played “Western Skies” off their album High Country.
In celebration of the The Rolling Stones’ ‘Zip Code’ tour, Pandora has launched a new station packed with handpicked track selections and exclusive commentary directly from the band. The interviews were conducted by award-winning author and journalist Anthony DeCurtis. In the special guest blog post below DeCurtis recounts his conversations with Mick, Keith and Ronnie in anticipation of their stateside tour. Listen to Zip Code Radio here.
A door opens in a hotel suite on Manhattan’s upper east side, and out steps Mick Jagger, characteristically full of energy. A few days before, I’d journeyed down to Soho to meet with Keith Richards, who strolled into the offices of his manager Jane Rose in an excellent mood, having just come from a long, celebratory lunch with his daughter Theodora, who turned thirty that day. Between those events, the genetically cheerful Ron Wood checked in by phone from London. All of this can mean only one thing: The Rolling Stones are going on the road again!
More than fifty years ago, the Stones earned their reputation as “the greatest rock & roll band in the world,” and they still play with a ferocity that bands a third their age would envy. They’re booked stadiums for what they’re calling the Zip Code tour, but when the Stones take the stage, the bigger the venue, the bigger the impact.
“I’m hoping to turn every stadium into a club,” Keith says. “Thank God, we have Mick who can cover all the spectaculars, and the band, once we’re on stage, we feel like, ‘This is our club for the night – it’s just a big one!’” Read More →
When the original iPhone launched in 2007, we knew we had to be available on it on day one. Additionally, when the iPad launched in 2010, Pandora was there on the first day you could pick one up. That’s why we are incredibly excited to announce that Pandora for Apple Watch will be available as soon as you can buy the Watch and put it on your wrist on April 24, 2015. The Apple Watch represents another opportunity for Pandora to be available anytime and anywhere to our more than 81.5 million monthly users in order to deliver the most personalized music experience ever while also making discovery as effortless as possible.
When using Pandora on the Apple Watch, you can start listening to your favorite tracks quickly and can view what tracks are playing at a glance. For example, as you are listening to Pandora via your iPhone when going for a run, you can now simply glance at the “Now Playing” screen on the Watch in order to find out the name of the artist that you just discovered. The glance feature is another example of the importance of providing a simple and intuitive experience that you all have come to expect from Pandora. Lastly, you can also easily access new music notifications and control the volume without pulling out your phone, which means you can get to your music as fast as possible. Read More →
Dark Waves aka Nick Long is a multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles. His pop/rock/electronica infused sound features dynamic vocals, electric rhythm guitar and piano, and a subtle use of strings. Other artists that can be heard on his station include Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, and The Script. He came by the office and played “The Heartbeat The Soul” off his self-titled debut EP.
Guster is an alt-rock band from Boston, MA. Their folk and punk influenced sound features mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation, a vocal-centric aesthetic, and melodic songwriting. Other artists that can be heard on their station include The Shins, Ben Folds, and Coldplay. They came by the office and played “Long Night” off their latest album Evermotion.
Last seen at the Pandora’s Discovery Den at SXSW with errr, a couple of their closest friends on stage with them, Atlanta hip-hop trio MIGOS announced their Yung Rich Nation tour with OG Maco today EXCLUSIVELY to Pandora listeners, who will also have the opportunity to buy tickets before hand. How? Go to www.MIGOSYRN.com to purchase tickets. Pre-sale will go live at 12pm PST. Be sure to use the promo code: MIGOSYRN when purchasing. Along with the announcement, Migos have launched a mixtape which you can listen to right HERE.
Migos is one of the most renowned rap groups today with millions of spins, countless sold out shows around the world and a track record for putting out more music than anyone else in the game. The critically acclaimed group has officially announced their highly anticipated debut album YRN Tha Album to be released on June 16th via Quality Control (distributed by 300 Entertainment). The album will feature all-star collaborations with the likes of Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and Meek Mill. It will also include high-caliber production from DJ Mustard, Zaytoven, Honorable C Note, TM88 of 808Mafia, Murda (“Emmitt Smith”), De-Ko (“Hit Em,” “One Time“), and Cheeze Beatz (“Handsome & Wealthy“). Their heavy-hitting lead track “One Time” has received immense praise, which Rolling Stone crowned “a great single” and Complex called “mesmerizing” and “infectious.” Here’s hoping that by the time you’ve read this, you’ve started your own Migos station. See you at a show?