I re-established my listening relationship with Pandora Internet Radio today. My students have been raving about the music they are hearing on Pandora and they have been urging me to plug back in. So I did 😉
I was an early adopter of Pandora’s Music Genome Project. I listened for awhile, periodically, but never steady. There are many music inputs I tune into, Sirius Satellite Radio, iTunes, Zune, Rolling Stone magazine, Jazz Times magazien and my CD collection. These inputs are my centricity and actively drive my ever-evolving music listening habits.
I am favorably impressed with the user experience revisions they have made to their Web site. I am enjoying the interaction levels with My Profile. I upgraded to an annual membership at $36 a year. Its worth one thin dime a day to be Ad free and support what Pandora is doing. I know they have secured funding from Crosslink to the tune of $33 million but each subscriber helps to pay the freight.
Pandora continue to wow and educate me as a music listener. Tim Westergren I am so proud that you persevered when many people were counting you and your business model out.