Today we’re introducing Artist Takeovers, a brand new way to connect with your favorite artists. These new hosted listening Modes will live on top stations and feature the biggest names in music across Pandora’s most popular genres. Artist Takeovers will feature music handpicked by the artist including a mix of their own songs and personal favorites from other artists, with special audio commentary describing their selections and what they mean to them.
We launched Thumbprint Radio 5 years ago as a new kind of hyper-personalized music station for Pandora users, one that’s based off the songs that each listener has thumbed-up to let us know which ones they love the most.
As 2020 comes to a close (FINALLY), Pandora is looking to next year and the artists we think will own 2021 with their breakout talent. By checking in with our curators, analyzing music industry trends and poring over data from Pandora and Next Big Sound, we’ve selected the acts we believe are poised for greatness in the coming year...
This year might have been memorable for all of the wrong reasons (and folks, it’s almost over), but despite it all, music has been our rock, our peace, our transportation, our grace… our soundtrack. To celebrate the good that came out of this year, we’re reflecting on the tracks that helped guide our listeners along the way, and made them tap that awesome little thumbs up icon. Check out the list of 100 most thumbed up tracks of 2020 below, and Top Thumb Hundred playlist HERE.