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Ad Feedback - Explicit Ads

Jvjohnson82
Local Performer

I am not sure where this is supposed to go but why on earth does Pandora allow ADs that talk about abortion and death penalty??? Is this supposed to be family friendly?? Does Pandora just let any AD run before vetting?? I dont care what side of the conversation you are on

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Spencerbeale
Local Performer

Advertisement - Boogieman on Children’s Lullaby

We use Pandora with advertisements for free at night for a baby lullaby station. My wife walks in and the new Boogieman movie ad is playing with someone screaming while my baby is trying to sleep.

Are you kidding me, Pandora? Do better.

Now I can't trust you.

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MissVao
Local Performer

How do i report this?? It was an advertisement for the bogeyman and it played in a baby station!

I walked in the room to check up on my baby and pandora was playing this bloody murder scream of an ad! That is NOT safe to children, especially a BABY.

I might be just 1 mom, but HOW MANY BABIES HAVE LISTENED TO THIS BLOODY MURDER SCREAMING???

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AdamPandora
Community Manager
Community Manager

@Spencerbeale @MissVao Thank you two for reporting this.

I have passed your message along to our Ads team for further review.

In the meantime I will also be sending you a private message with additional details, so please keep an eye out for that.

We appreciate you taking the time to reach out to us about this!

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Sunrise11
Local Performer

I have explicit content off and I still get ads the contain cursing, which is ridiculous. Can this be fixed?

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emcclenn
Local Performer

Hello, I play Pandora in my classroom and have to quickly mute it when the "Wheatley American Vodka" ad comes on. It'd be awesome if there was a way to censor ads like this that aren't appropriate for certain ages (or when people who don't consume alcohol are listening). 

 

@AdamPandora , @AlyssaPandora 

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AdamPandora
Community Manager
Community Manager

@emcclenn I moved your post over to this existing thread: Ad Feedback - Explicit Ads

Blocking explicit ads on your account:

I do see you recently upgraded to Pandora Premium - doing so will prevent all ads from playing on your account, so that will immediately resolve the issue for you.

However, if you ever revert back to an ad-supported account, I recommend restricting Pandora from playing songs with explicit content. When you do that, you not only remove songs with explicit lyrical content, you also remove some ads that are not intended for people who have demonstrated an aversion to explicit content. As a result, this option may remove some advertisements that might offend you.

To disable explicit content from our website on a computer, click the icon (initial or picture) on the top right corner of the page, select Settings, and then Content Settings.

There, you should see an Explicit Content toggle, which indicates whether you would like to allow explicit content or not. Set this to Off.

 


Playing Pandora in a classroom setting:

As a general rule, any time you play music in a public place, you must have the proper licenses and pay the required royalties. This license requirement helps fairly compensate artists, authors, composers, publishers and other rightholders. Pandora is only authorized to grant you a license to use the Pandora service for personal non-commercial purposes, as stated in our terms of use.

However, under the U.S. Copyright Act, the performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of face-to-face teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution may, in certain, limited circumstances, be exempt from certain license requirements. You should consult the venue in which you are speaking, the institution which is conducting or sponsoring the conference or workshop, or your own attorney for advice on whether your use of the Pandora service might qualify under this or some other exception to the licensing requirements of the U.S. Copyright Act.

Use of Pandora in a commercial setting is also available via hardware sold by Mood Media. To learn more about this or to sign up, please visit their website.

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Bookackhannah
Local Performer

Butt Naked Ad

I have to stop listening until this awful ad is no longer on Pandora. Plus it plays at least 5 times every 30 minutes. I have young grandkids and it's so awkward when I have them and their friends around. 

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AdamPandora
Community Manager
Community Manager

@Bookackhannah I recommend restricting Pandora from playing songs with explicit content. When you do that, you not only remove songs with explicit lyrical content, you also remove some ads that are not intended for people who have demonstrated an aversion to explicit content. As a result, this option may remove some advertisements that might offend you.

To disable explicit content from our website on a computer, click the icon (initial or picture) on the top right corner of the page, select Settings, and then Content Settings.

There, you should see an Explicit Content toggle, which indicates whether you would like to allow explicit content or not. Set this to Off.

Let me know if any other explicit ads continue to play on your account after making this change.

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pgb0517
Local Performer

Alcohol, abortion, scary movie ads

Any way to restrict inappropriate ads? I only listen to uplifting Christian music and I don’t mind ads. But I do NOT want morally objectionable and adults-only ads. My grandkids are sometimes in the car. You don’t run tobacco ads so far as I know. And probably not guns. So why the rest? 

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AdamPandora
Community Manager
Community Manager

@pgb0517 I do see you have your explicit filter enabled, so that should prevent those types of ads from playing on your account.

The next time an alcohol, abortion, or scary movie ad plays on your account, can you please reply to this thread with:

  • a screenshot of the ad
  • the date and time the ad played

Thanks for working with me on this.

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