We are really excited to announce that we have officially hit 1 million registered users in Australia, in just under a year since we launched here. This means every 30 seconds someone new is discovering Pandora in Australia – and on average listening with us for over 2 hours a day!
For anyone who hasn’t had the chance to celebrate Australia Day or is wondering what it’s all about, Australia Day is much like the 4th of July here in the United States. The first public holiday in Australia, January 26th, 1788 was the day that Captain Arthur Phillip arrived in Sydney with the First Fleet from Great Britain, establishing the country’s first settlement. The national holiday marks an occasion for Australians to come together and celebrate their country and culture.
This year we’re joining in – whether you’re celebrating Australia Day with a picnic in the park, a BBQ at home with friends, a parade or a sporting event, or you’re headed to the Big Day Out (BDO) concert, we invite you to check out some of the stations we’ve curated for your Australia Day long weekend…. Read More →
I would like to extend a warm welcome to all of Pandora’s listeners in Australia and New Zealand. For the first time since 2007, Pandora is available to folks living in Australia and New Zealand and it is a HUGE delight for all of us. In fact, this marks our first international expansion.
We have been extra thorough in curating some new genre stations for local artists from both countries. We know how much they mean to our listeners. Also, now that we are fully live, listeners in Australia and New Zealand can download our mobile app.
In keeping with our age old tradition at Pandora, I will be hosting Town Hall events in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney this week. I look forward to hearing directly from old, new and future listeners. You can go here to get more information about these events and follow our journey through Australia and New Zealand.
We’ve been dreaming of this day for a long time now, and can’t wait to start connecting music and listeners across continents halfway around the world.
We said we’d be back and now we are, so please be sure to spread the news!