When we started designing Pandora in January of 2005, we set out to create a service that would do three things:

  • Instantly create on-target stations
  • Provide the best music discovery experience anywhere
  • Reward listeners that want to “lean in” and learn more when they hear a WOW! song

We’re finally ready to make good on that third promise.


Starting tonight, whenever you hear a song you love, just click the song, album, or artist name to learn more. That click will take you “backstage” where you can browse an entire universe that tells the story of more than twenty thousand artists and their collected works.
Sample entire CD’s, read about the history of your favorite bands, look at artist photos, build your musical profile, buy albums and tracks from iTunes or Amazon, and get all kinds of great recommendations for songs, albums, and artists you might enjoy.
Find something you like? You can create a new station with just a single click. Have some time on your hands? Just want to browse? Want to settle a bet about how many albums The Cure released in the 80’s? Hop over to http://www.pandora.com/backstage and search for your favorite artist or song to get started.

Ok, I have a confession to make. We actually started out to do four things… so stay tuned, there’s still a lot of great stuff to come. You haven’t seen anything yet…


  1. JJ
    November 06, 2006 at 7:54pm
    I've enver fell in love with so many bands. I have one suggestion. I think you should allow searching by song characteristics/features as well.
  2. Ezekiel
    November 06, 2006 at 10:45pm
    the music is fantastic.have been seaching for a reggea music web site but have got it now cheer. add more african artist from kenya.we like the reggea music.
  3. Rémi
    November 07, 2006 at 10:12am
    i'm french and i dicovered pandora in october..thank you for the pandora box and it'll great if you can play more french (rock)music.
  4. pinny
    November 07, 2006 at 3:44pm
    So that's what the internet is for.............
  5. gubarak
    November 08, 2006 at 6:58am
    This is just incredible.!! I always look for new sounds & musicians and this is the best way so far...!!! Thank you ... and keep up the amazing work.! gubarak
  6. Les Blachut
    November 08, 2006 at 7:52am
    Your search engine was unable to find any of my music. I believe it is available on iTunes and other digital distribution outlets as well as some internet-based radio stations. What is the procedure for an artist to submit their music to your website? Is there a limit as to what can and what can not be included in your library of music? What are the ctiteria to qualify for your acceptance? Thanks, Les Blachut www.lesblachut.com
  7. Deniz
    November 10, 2006 at 8:57pm
    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Wow i just.. wow.. you made my day! Speechless :)
  8. Dale
    November 13, 2006 at 9:16am
    You guys rock this is awesome,keep up the great work.Even the wife likes it,we tried alot of different stations but this rules!!!!!!!
  9. Jason
    November 13, 2006 at 12:18pm
    there is nothing I can say that has not been previously stated above. I literally stumbled onto this site by accident, but it is by far the most ingenious, informative and user friendly site I have ever used. For someone that spends $100 on CDs monthly its a treat to not have to play craps everytime I want to try something new. I have not stopped talking about this site for three days to whomever will listen...my wife acutally told me to 'shut it already, its not the reinventing of the wheel'. I couldn't disagree more, I have no doubt someday soon you will be mentioned with the likes of google or YouTube. Thankyou, thank you
  10. Mark
    November 15, 2006 at 8:14pm
    Simply wonderful!!! thanks... this music make me feel not alone, and with energys to live and work... amen!

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