Cringe.com points out that the creators of Pandora.com are hitting the road to talk to people and demonstrate their online radio product. They’ll be in Columbus Monday, October 16. More information can be found here.
Hey, Tim here,
I’m coming to Columbus! The evening of Monday, October 16th I’ll be at the very cool Milo Arts space (thanks to their generous offer to host us) for an informal town hall meeting. Hope you can make it. There are lots of Pandora listeners in the area and thought it would be great to have a chance to meet some of you.
I’ve been holding town hall meetings for the past few months (check out our road trip blog at http://blog.pandora.com/pandora/archives/roadtrip/ to see where I’ve been and where I’m going). They’ve been great opportunities to talk with folks who are using the service – not only to discuss Pandora, but also to talk about the evolution of the online music world in general.
This free event will be a great opportunity for me to hear what’s on your mind. I’ll also have some cool Pandora stuff for everyone.
Please let me know if you’d like to come by replying to this email.
WHAT: PANDORA AND THE FUTURE OF MUSIC
WHEN: Monday, October 16th at 7 pm
WHERE: Milo Arts (in the Gallery to the left upon entering the building)
617 E 3rd Avenue
(Nearest intersection: Cleveland and 5th Avenue)
RSVP: Reply to this email
Among the questions we hope to tackle:
-How is technology changing the nature of radio?
-How important are community and peers when it comes to discovering music online? What’s the best way to foster community?
-Can services like Pandora help create a larger middle class of artists who aren’t superstars, but have enough of an audience to support themselves through their music? Do music lovers want more music discovery?
I hope you will be able to join me. As I mentioned, we have a lot of listeners in the area, however not all have opted to receive our emails, so please feel free to forward this email on to those you think might like to attend. Again, this is a free event but we’d love to get an idea in advance of how many people are coming so please RSVP.
See you soon,