13 thoughts on “Everybody Loves Pandora”

  1. Perfect timing on this article — as a Pandora user for the past 3 or 4 years, I finally added to the “darling fund” by becoming a Pandora One subscriber this morning. I can’t help but root for the company – as lax as Tim’s attitude is, his perseverance is inspiring. And the product speaks for itself, which can’t be said about many others these days.

    1. You can say that again. Same here 🙂 It is a rad experience, especially on the iPhone and imagine how it is going to change with iPhone 4.0 OS upgrade.

  2. I think the fact that stood out for me in this article is that the Pandora app is apparently the most popular free app on the iPhone – which makes it more popular than the Facebook app? The FB app always seems to be ranked in front of the Pandora app on the Top Free Apps list though….

  3. I have been a huge fan of Pandora for a long time, upgraded to Pandora One, try to buy all my music thru them if possible,and have been a vocal advocate to all of my friends and colleagues and have seen over the last year more and more people using it. Have always thought that this was the one piece that would make it even better. Hope they keep up the good work!

    1. I think most of their customers feel that way about the company. I think it is the personal connection which has allowed the company to survive some near death experiences. I am glad that they are around — they make music fun and fantastic/

  4. I love Pandora too, but listen to Mog more often these days. Albums and on-demand mixed with genre music is my fav combo. I also find that pandora is not always great with long tail stuff. The company has a very particular model though and I think it’s notable how that model is winning. Fun post too btw Om.

  5. It seems that in this segment, only two survivors in the long run are Pandora (in US) and Spotify (elsewhere). The US launch of the latter may be successful or may be not, but Pandora is a real Pandora Box for the rest of us on the other side of the pond, so we’ll stick to Spotify no matter how much good rap Pandora receives.

  6. I love Pandora very much. I’m starting to think that there is a psychological effect for the user experience.

    I think that when the user is notified up front that Pandora will only play music that you like, your mind is already open to suggestions that are going to be positive.

    As I’m thinking, there are a lot of example mentioned in the Book rationally irrational.
    I think its the beer example, when they tell the user that you will love the beer before trying it…..

    If you tell your mind that you are going to have a positive experience, then it is certain that you are going to be more open minded and open to suggestions….:)

    However, pandora is awesome, i promess you…lol

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