curation picAt Pandora, our central mission is connecting artists with listeners who will love their music. Our goal is to enable every talented artist to reach the audience they deserve, without regard to the style of their music or their popularity.

When it comes to access and promotion, enormous hurdles have always confronted musicians and comedians, especially independent or self-releasing artists, in getting an equal opportunity to be heard. This is why I’m thrilled to introduce our new open music submission process.

The new open submission process is designed to make it as easy as possible for talented artists to reach the over 70 million potential fans that listen to Pandora every month.  It couldn’t be more simple – a digital, three-step process where artists can submit tracks for consideration. No pre-requisites. No CD required. Just fill in your contact info with links to preview tracks… no hurdles and a level playing field.

You can check out the new submission process at

The recording industry needs indie and self-releasing artists to thrive. Internet radio offers an unprecedented opportunity to make that a reality. Last year, over 10,000 artists each reached more than 350,000 unique listeners on Pandora (up from 250,000 the year before). Our music curation team approved more than 3,700 independent album submissions. Most of this great music would never see the light of day on terrestrial radio.

Our mission is to create the largest and most relevant audience for all great music. And it’s great for our listeners too, as they can expect to discover even more music they’ve never heard before.

So don’t wait.  Now’s the time… Point us to your music!


  1. Dontee Weaver
    August 16, 2014 at 1:54am
    I wish the best to all independent artist submitting and congratulations to those that have been accepted. Currently I have been approved by Pandora and waiting for my station to go live. I want to thank the Pandora team for the opportunity to reach new listeners and I plan to keep releasing new music and growing my supportive fan base. Until I’m live on Pandora, I can be found on every other streaming service and social network @DonteeWeaver. Feel free to listen often and connect with me. –Dontee Weaver via
    1. Debi
      August 27, 2014 at 11:13am
      Congradulations!...question? How long did it take start to finish for Pandora to approve your music?
      1. Destini
        September 09, 2014 at 8:36pm
        My song "Heart At War" was approved today! Now I'm just awaiting for it to go live. It is aavailable on YouTube and iTunes. Check it out! I happen to get a nice guy who didn't mind me contacting him. It took my song about 6months to get approved. I submitted in April and it was exactly approved today. Good luck to EVERYONE! Follow me on IG and Twitter @ Destini_Music..
  2. Shawn N
    September 17, 2014 at 7:33pm
    Sure, if you want to see your music sit in "review" or post review for 6+ months! Still a poorly run service.
    1. You suck
      December 04, 2014 at 11:21am
      6 months!!!! That's not very timely
  3. richard
    October 13, 2014 at 11:27am
    Song is dope must listen more
  4. Bruce
    November 16, 2014 at 8:19am
    Suggestion to Pandora: please add post-rock and Cinematic to your genres.
  5. Lewis Olden
    November 26, 2014 at 7:45am
    Hi, I am a 21 year old musician from London who has been gigging all over the city for the duration of 2014. Any opportunity to get my music posted on your blog in any way would be amazing, here are the various links; Soundcloud - Facebook - Hope you like it Cheers Lewis
    1. PandoraSupport
      November 29, 2014 at 4:19pm
      Hi Lewis, Thanks for sharing! Please feel free to submit your music here: -Katie
  6. juan cervantes
    November 28, 2014 at 11:27pm
    my track has been submitted. it has been a little over a month now and i haven't received any emails. how longs does this process usually take?
    1. PandoraSupport
      November 29, 2014 at 4:29pm
      Hi Juan, thanks for submitting your music! Please email our Artist Support team for a submission status update: -Katie
  7. brian
    December 01, 2014 at 8:15pm
    how long does it take for the submission review to be finalize
    1. PandoraSupport
      December 02, 2014 at 8:59am
      Hey Brian - Check in with our Artist Advocates about submission questions here: -Kim
  8. kentaya whitaker
    January 09, 2015 at 9:16pm
    hi My name is kentaya , i have been trying to get noticed for almost 2 years now and i would love it if you played my songs on Pandora. i have 3 good songs of mine and i would be the most thankfullest perons on earth. can you please just listen to them ? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
    1. PandoraSupport
      January 11, 2015 at 9:27am
      Hi Kentaya - If you'd like to learn how to submit your music to us, shoot us an email and our Artist Advocates would be happy to help: -Kim
    2. J Giles
      August 20, 2015 at 12:50am
      Seriously? Out of all the amazing talent out there, with the true hip hop and skill floating everywhere you let these jokers swear up a storm and be affiliated with Pandora??? and with every other genre you picked to feature this boring, unoriginal, beat machine, lack of vocab characters. Prioritize guys! C'mon, you're from the Bay, use that knowledge
  9. Billy
    January 11, 2015 at 12:35pm
    This white guy at the end needs to be heard he goes by the name of scoonz!! Give him a listen!
  10. GatorFace
    September 16, 2015 at 2:14am
    I'm really having a little trouble on getting my music heard . Would like to have it heard from the masses. My website gives further details about me and my music. I'm open to other options
    1. PandoraSupport
      September 16, 2015 at 12:48pm
      Hi Travis - please email us and our artist team can assist you with submitting to us: -Kim

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