Pandora Caves, Runs Ads

Pandora is now serving ads in its stream. I haven’t heard them yet, even though I did listen to a good bit of music on Pandora today.
For what it’s worth, TechCrunch says the ads are “not that bad.” Audiophiles and anti-commercial activists may have other views.
If they choose, listeners can always sign up for the service’s $36/year premium membership and miss out on all the pitches.

About David Burn

Native Nebraskan seeking the perfect pale ale in the Pacific Northwest. Copywriter and brand strategist at Bonehook. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.

  • bg is running ads too. Annoying is the cost of free I guess.

  • Holly Hoffman

    I’ve heard the Pandora ads. So far, just one for the American Idol premiere. They’re not bad, last 10-15 seconds and aren’t intrusive. I don’t think you’ll see a big stink about it. Their users know they have to make a buck somehow.
    Now, if we start getting 2-3 minutes blocks of commercials, that’s a different story all together.