Pandora Ceases Canadian Services

It was the thunderstorms that woke me up early this morning, but it was an email from Pandora that kept me from falling back asleep. If you haven’t become familiar with this amazing, music streaming service, you now might never get the chance.

Pandora was able to select and stream music by artists that sound similar, or songs that sound similar. When I was going through my “Conjure One and Delerium”  phase, it was Pandora who introduced me to like minded artists.

And now:

Dear Pandora listener, 

Today we have some extremely disappointing news to share with you. Due to international licensing constraints, we are deeply, deeply sorry to say that we must begin proactively preventing access to Pandora’s streaming service from Canada. We began blocking access from almost all countries outside the U.S. last week and had originally hoped to maintain access to Canada. However, it has become clear in the last week that we just haven’t been able to make enough progress to continue streaming. 

It is difficult to convey just how disappointing this is for us. Our vision remains to eventually make Pandora a truly global service, but for the time being, we can no longer continue as we have been. 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.


It’s utterly insane…

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