Pandora: 2 million Apple iPhone clients and counting

“Music discovery service Pandora has confirmed two million iPhone users have downloaded and installed its application to date,” Jonny Evans reports for Distorted-Loop.

Pandora’s founder Tim Westergren said in September that “he was amazed by the application’s growth on the iPhone, which at that time accounted for over a million users. At the time he also said the iPhone had helped double the service’s growth rate,” Evans reports.

Evans reports that Westergen wrote on the Pandora Blog yesterday morning, “‘It’s thrilling for us to see the broader vision for Pandora take shape. Our hearty thanks for your continued support and input.'”

Full article here.


  1. They seem to make money primarily on ad space. I’ve noticed that they’ve added in-line banners that overlay the bottom portion of the album art displayed on the iPhone client. Beck’s Beer and BestBuy Mobile are two customers that come to mind. The article also states that they have sold feature space on their blog to Energizer.

    So, happily they seem to have found a viable business model for their very good product. I love the service; it has completely eliminated my listening to the radio. Viva la revolucion! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Pandora on the iPhone 3G (as well as a few other internet radio apps like Tuner) has completely eliminated terrestrial radio from my car. My radio buttons aren’t even set to anything. Time to start the Clear Channel and XM/Sirius death watch. Internet Radio is the future of the medium. At this point I can’t imagine why anybody would pay a monthly subscription to get a couple hundred satellite radio channels all controlled by one company when they can have hundreds of thousands of internet radio stations from all over the world and breakthrough personalized services like pandora and for nothing more than their monthly 3G phone bill. I guess they don’t know any better…or they have a shit phone.

  3. @ macaholic

    Perhaps a little due diligence would have helped you not make a frigg’n idiot of yourself.

    When will you offer Pandora outside of the United States?Q:

    Delivery of Pandora is based on proper licensing from the content rights holders – we have always believed strongly in honoring the guidelines as determined by the artists, labels and publishers. In the U.S. there is a federal statute called the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that provides this license for all the music you hear on Pandora. Unfortunately, there is no equivalent license outside the U.S.

    We will be posting updates on our blog ( regarding our ongoing effort to launch in other countries, so please stay in touch. In all honesty, we don’t have the resources to pursue licensing arrangements in many countries in the immediate term, but we do have the ultimate goal of being able to offer our service globally. As always, we welcome your feedback and would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. We greatly appreciate your understanding and support.

    Note: Due to international licensing constraints, we are deeply sorry to say that it is necessary to restrict streaming audio from Pandora for most countries outside of the U.S.

    Our vision remains to eventually make Pandora a truly global service, but as a small company, the best chance we have of realizing our dream of Pandora all around the world is to grow as the licensing landscape allows.

    I would say you owe somebody an apology!

  4. and his implying that people who do not do as he does are stupid, or make bad choices. Since the option he loves is not available to most of the world, I guess that makes everyone else in world stupid. And u wonder why people find Americans a pain in the butt!

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