Much to our chagrin, on the heels of our being forced to block virtually our entire international listening audience, we now have to add Canada to the list (beginning May 16th). We had been hopeful that the licensing situation with our Northern friends might have some hope of imminent resolution. However, after a tough week, and in the wake of the substantial attention the blocking has clearly brought to this issue, it’s been made clear to us that we cannot continue streaming into Canada.
No need to reiterate just how difficult this is. It’s just a terrible thing for music that there’s not even a licensing structure available that would allow a webcaster to stream legally outside the U.S.
I’ll reiterate our commitment to fighting as hard as we can to fix this absurd problem – we only hope that reform will come soon so that we can get back to the business of listening and discovery.
My sincerest apologies.
Tim (Founder)


  1. Adam Brant
    May 21, 2010 at 5:52am
    How come Slacker Radio can be in Canada but not Pandora? It's pretty damn close to the same thing, though IMO, Pandora is better. Does Pandora only need to open a small office here in Canada to be able to do it?
  2. kelly arthur
    July 08, 2010 at 4:23am
    Yeah, the record companies win again.
  3. Dohn Joe
    July 12, 2010 at 12:41pm
    Well isn't that nice...all just so those slimy record labels can show gullible Canadian politicians how "it's impossible to provide legitimate services" without a draconian Canadian DMCA. Even though services like Pandora and direct MP3 downloads from Amazon have nothing to do with it in reality. Politics are shady!
  4. Hutch
    August 09, 2010 at 12:15pm
    Just moved down do the US and didn't realize how much we were missing up in Canada. Between Pandora and Hulu, I can always find something to entertain myself when I should be doing work.
  5. Arturo
    September 22, 2010 at 8:35am
    It is now about 3 years later since Canada no longer has access to Pandora, Is there anything anyone can do? A petition? Pandora and it's project is extremely amazing and I only see good things that can benefite Music in sales and public freedom I hope someone is listening to us and therefore make Pandora available once again to Canada Arturo
  6. Pablo
    October 30, 2010 at 12:20pm
    Not only Canada. All over South America we are suffering for these regulations. Isn’t fair that only 1 country on the world can listen to Pandora (legally) we are too many people that are missing of this great project. Please fight not only for Canadians….for the entire WEB. LOVE YOU Pandora
  7. Kari
    April 22, 2011 at 10:00am
    Are there any updates about developments getting Pandora licensed to run in Canada? Thanks!
  8. Hamilton Guy
    June 22, 2012 at 10:42am
    Really sad to see this is how it all went down. Please let us know if any progress is made to coming back to Canada
  9. Courtney
    July 06, 2012 at 3:21pm
    Is there any movement on this issue?

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