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Pandora Announces Milestone of 60 Million Registered Listeners at New Music Seminar
Jul 21, 2010 (03:07 PM EDT)
NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Pandora announced at the New Music Seminar that 60 million people have registered to be a listener of the personalized online radio service. Pandora CEO and President Joe Kennedy spoke at the Seminar's New Media Movement where he shared the milestone news with influential players of the music industry.
"Pandora plays the music of tens of thousands of artists every day. It's a very promising sign for the industry that music fans are so quickly embracing this new form of radio," said Joe Kennedy.
"The New Music Seminar convenes the architects of the next music business and Pandora is certainly one of them," said Tom Silverman, director of the New Music Seminar. "This milestone is a major building block in the foundation of the next music business. We congratulate Pandora on its achievement."
Pandora's collection consists of hundreds of thousands of songs from 90,000 separate artists, 80 percent of which are played each month. In the curated Pandora collection, each piece of music is carefully analyzed by musicians to create a unique musical DNA that makes up the Music Genome Project and enables Pandora's unique form of personalized radio.
Pandora gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through any connected device. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single "seed" – a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project, a deeply detailed, hand-built musical taxonomy, powers Pandora's personalization – using musicological "DNA" and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. turn on Pandora to hear music they love. One day billions of people worldwide will be able to do the same. www.pandora.com
About The New Music Seminar
From the co-founder and director of the original legendary New Music Seminar comes a conference for the Next Music Business. Artists have never had so much power to control their own careers and build their success. This affordable, future of music conference provides artists and their representatives the knowledge, tools and connections to step into the tomorrow's music business today. Delegates get an intense program including keynote, five Movements, NMS 18 Minute Intensives and mentoring sessions with an incisive curriculum redefining the music business from the artists' perspective. Delegates all receive the New Music Business Guidebook filled with important dos and don'ts by the experts, tips, information, forms and essential websites and blogs. The NMS exhibit area will provide additional resources for those in attendance, in addition to the ongoing networking opportunities. For more information go to www.newmusicseminar.com.