Pandora Launching Radio in Australia and New Zealand
Pandora (NYSE: P), the leading internet radio service in the U.S., is now fully live in Australia and New Zealand. The personalized radio service can now be accessed via smartphone apps for iOS and Android devices, in addition to the Web-based player.
Pandora is reinventing how people enjoy music by offering the best personalized radio experience in the world, allowing listeners to easily create stations based on their musical tastes across hundreds of genres. Personalized stations are powered by "thumbs," which fine-tune each listener's stations, and the Music Genome Project, a richly detailed taxonomy of more than a million tracks, each of which has been manually analysed by a trained musician along hundreds of musical "DNA" traits. This database, more than a decade in the making, represents the music of over 100,000 artists, the majority of whom are independent.
As part of Pandora's commitment to personalization for local listeners, Pandora has curated genre stations of Australian- and New Zealand-specific music across a variety of genres including today's hits, singer-songwriter, roots and reggae dub, indigenous, classic pub rock and more. These genre stations complement Pandora's vast catalog ranging from jazz, blues and classical to pop, punk, reggae, electronica and everything in between.
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