MacVoices #17081: Quick Take – Pandora Premium with Kirk McElhearn

On this first edition of MacVoices Quick Take, we examine the new Pandora Premium music service with Kirk McElhearn. Is Pandora playing catch-up, or improving their already hugely popular music service with on-demand options? How much of a problem is their limited global territory? Is their Music Genome Project foundation enough to get you to switch, or to pay for a second music service? Why don’t Google Play and Amazon come to mind discussing subscription music services? These are just some of the points of discussion as we look at this new aspect of Pandora.

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Kirk McElhearn writes about Macs, iPods, iTunes, books, music and more. He is a Senior Contributor to Macworld, where he writes the Ask the iTunes Guy column and the Hey Apple, Fix This! column. He is also a regular contributor to TidBITS, as well as several other web sites and magazines. He is co-host of The Next Track and The Committed podcast.