Great town hall last night in Milwaukee at the Iron Horse.

In spite of rain and a Brewers playoff game we had a full house (though we ended in time for folks to see the last few innings, Brewers leading by one).

Lots of great conversation as usual, including quite a bit of discussion about the advertising on Pandora. Listeners clearly have a desire to find different ways to interact with the ads – book marking them, saving for later, expressing preferences on their favorite kind of ads, etc.

It was really interesting to survey listeners on their usage. In a show of hands, a substantial majority listened to Pandora on smartphones, and a substantial majority of them listened to it in the car. That’s a serious trend for us. That number looked very different a year ago.
There also continues to be an appetite for greater control over station curation – ie. being able to control individual attributes. This group was clearly a group of power users!

A great visit.

Tim (Founder)


  1. Kaycee Longstreet
    October 25, 2011 at 7:44pm
    I've been with Pandora since its inception and I continue to love it more and more. I, too, find it interesting that people want to listen to music through their smart phones when the sound quality is so poor. I guess I'm showing my age, but I grew up in the era of "the-bigger-the-better" speakers when sound quality was king.
  2. Jen
    October 28, 2011 at 12:20pm
    I can no longer sign in. I have requested my password 5 times with no response. I loved listening to pandora at work and I'd tweeked my stations to everyones liking here . So sad I can not get to them.
  3. chat
    October 29, 2011 at 9:29pm
    o like pandora, thanks you..
  4. joseph mazzulla
    October 30, 2011 at 10:41am
    the music is " the best of the beautiful "
  5. ERP Systems
    November 02, 2011 at 1:59am
    wow !!! that too exciting and sweet
  6. Tom Brennan
    November 03, 2011 at 7:52am
    I am new (and very pleased with) Pandora and internet radio in particular. The ability to design and control listening and have high quality sound is still hard to believe. I work with a faith-based organization that broadcasts its teachings on the web. Religion-talk shows on am and fm are few and far between. Listeners have to channel surf to find what interests them. Has Pandora begun to explore talk channels. The capability to self design a listening program that can educate and instruct while driving to work and not be dependent on a local channel's lineup or reception quality (I live in the Mountain Time Zone and lose a lot on a 20 mile trip). The channels can be arranged in any talk show fashion (political left, right), news only: CNN CSPAN etc., religion by denomination. There IS a genuine market out there, I'm part of it. Anyway, Good JOB !
  7. Jill
    November 04, 2011 at 4:13pm
    When will we be able to vote on adds? I love the free music, but if I could listen to adds I like (or not have to put up with the same three all week) I'd be more likely to listen to them. It'd be great feed back for advertisers too. Talk about a great testing ground for adds... Please say "thumbs up" to voting on adds! -Thanks!
  8. dave capraro
    November 09, 2011 at 7:51am
    I am having problems with Pandora shutting down. It just stops playing. I am a paying subscriber. I have to forward to the next song or sometimes reboot Pandora. This is not a time out. It can happen after I open Pandora within an hour or so. I do not get a time out notice. Also, everytime I want to play My Shuffle, I have to reconfigure My Shuffle. For example, I eliminate Christmas Music during the summer. But, when I reboot the next day, there is no memory of My Shuffle and I have to go through it every day to delete stations I don't want to hear. Is there anyway for My Shuffle to "remember" my settings?? The timing out problem is a problem. There is no need for me to pay for a service that times out intermittently. My renewal is coming up next month but if I don't get these issues need to pay for this service. Any suggestions? Thank you dave

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