Imagine thumbing up a song from your favorite artist and moments later finding yourself face to face with them for a private concert. Sounds impossible, right? Well this is exactly what just happened for some Pandora listeners.

At Pandora, we constantly strive to create magic moments for our listeners by connecting them to the right music at the right time.  Today, we want to share a new Pandora program that takes this connection to the next level.  Within moments of thumbing up a song, we are surprising a few listeners by literally connecting them to the artist for a totally live, one-on-one concert via video chat.

Within the walls of Pandora, I have to admit that we are pretty excited about creating these instant and intimate connections that we are calling “Thumb Moments.” Apart from the fact that no one has ever done this before, seeing fans connecting live with their favorite artist really is an emotional experience – for both the listener and the artist.

We kicked-off the program with Lindsey Stirling to give her fans a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Immediately after thumbing up one of Lindsey’s songs, eight of her listeners were connected viaimage FaceTime for a personal chat and an intimate, private concert.  Taking it even further, they were able to control the lights with hand motions during her performance. But rather than explain what we did, I think it makes more sense to show you.

We are busy planning more Thumb Moments for unsuspecting listeners as we speak, so stay tuned.  If you could design your own Thumb Moment, what would it be?  Let us know using #ThumbMoments.


  1. Prongs
    July 24, 2015 at 12:30pm
    I just got a "thank you" from Counting Crows...I really want a one-on-one concert...<3
      July 28, 2015 at 1:17pm
  2. logan hincke
    July 29, 2015 at 10:36am
    Can I plz habe a one on one woth bea miller pretty plz it would mean the workd to me
  3. Kelsey
    July 31, 2015 at 2:28pm
    Shawn mendes would be amazing to see
  4. Petra
    August 03, 2015 at 5:56pm
    Please do One Direction for #Thumbmoments
  5. Donavan
    August 16, 2015 at 7:36pm
    I would love to see Macklemore cause his music was so inspiring and I just love his music
  6. Terah Rose Guffey
    August 18, 2015 at 3:09pm
    Can you plan a Thumb Moment for some musicals as well? I've been giving thumbs up on every song from In The Heights & I would really like a Thumb Moment with that musical! Plus, my boyfriend was the main star of In The Heights when I went to go see him perform last year in my hometown & everytime I listen to the songs from In The Heights, I always think of him!
  7. Debbie
    August 20, 2015 at 1:39pm
    like a thumbs up for Monica from Monica just right for me...
  8. Mackenzee
    December 08, 2015 at 6:41pm
    Shawn Mendes please✌🏼️❤️
  9. Alexus
    January 12, 2016 at 7:19am
    1. Somalia HowardAziz
      January 14, 2016 at 7:34pm
      Other than Zendaya, Tori Kelly would be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
  10. spiizswagger
    January 14, 2016 at 7:35pm
    Other than Zendaya, Tori Kelly would be Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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