01/12

Pandora Today and Tomorrow – Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy (Part 1)


The week after online radio leader Pandora announces a slew of new automaker deals and releases news that they have topped 75 million registered users it’s time to ask the question:  Where do they go from here?

I sat down with Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy for a very special two-part conversation (watch for part 2 tomorrow).

Here are some of the questions we discussed in today’s chat:

  1. How is Pandora in cars going to roll out and what will it mean to consumers?
  2. How important is ease of use and what is “mean time to music”?
  3. In cars, how often do consumers use Pandora and what needs does it satisfy?
  4. How many people are registered today and how much money is Pandora making?
  5. How constraining are tiered bandwidth limits – really?
  6. What would you say to broadcasters who argue there’s no business in online radio?
  7. Is there a future for Pandora in spoken word?
  8. What’s coming up for Pandora that might surprise people?

Enjoy this probing and thoughtful conversation (click below).  And tune in for part two tomorrow.

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