MacVoices #986 – Pandora Founder Tim Westergren Discusses Their Royalties Victory and Recent Service Enhancements

Tim Westergren

Pandora founder Tim Westergren joins us to celebrate reaching a royalties agreement with the recording industry that keeps the online music service on the web and operating at full capacity. Tim discusses the compromises that were made, the new models available to Pandora users and some of the new options they offer, including the “tip jar” model, the enhanced features of Pandora One, the desktop and mobile Pandora applications and more. The iPhone has had a significant impact on Pandora; Tim explains why, reviews their position at the intersection of musicians, the music business and users, and talks about how to get your music included on the service.


Chuck Joiner on Twitter

The MacVoices Group

Pandora Radio on Twitter

Tim Westergren on Twitter

Pandora Radio Blog, including Tim’s post announcing the royalty agreement

Pandora One

Pandora Mobile

Pandora app in the iTunes Store