Pandora Joins the Internet Association
BECKERMAN: “Pandora’s perspective will add tremendous value as we educate policymakers and advocate for policies that promote innovation and growth in the Internet economy.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internet Association is proud to announce that Pandora has joined the growing organization of Internet companies as its 29th member. Pandora is an Internet radio service that is a force for innovation in the delivery of music over the Internet.
“As an American innovator standing at the intersection of music and technology, Pandora is excited to join the Internet Association, a leading voice for the future of Internet policy,” said Steve Bené, General Counsel at Pandora. “Pandora’s platform enables unprecedented music discovery by connecting our 75 million listeners to their favorite artists and exposing them to new music through the power of the Music Genome. As the leading internet radio service, our collaboration with the Internet Association is a natural partnership and we look forward to working with IA and its members to advance a meaningful, sustainable and transparent digital music economy for the benefit of artists and listeners alike.”
Since its inception in 2000, Pandora has provided hundreds of millions of people with the music and comedy they love. Pandora uses the Music Genome Project, a deeply detailed, hand-built musical taxonomy based on listener feedback, to provide users with personalized stations based on their musical interests.
“The Internet Association welcomes Pandora to our community of Internet companies. Pandora’s inventive approach to intelligent music streaming has transformed the industry and placed a focus on user choice and taste,” said Michael Beckerman, Internet Association President and CEO. “Pandora’s perspective will add tremendous value as we educate policymakers and advocate for policies that promote innovation and growth in the Internet economy.”