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Pandora Will Not Announce Music Service Today, As CEO Tim Westergren Goes Head To Head With Apple’s Tim Cook

tim westergren tim cookToday is The Tale Of Two Tims. Excuse the alliteration, but that's exactly what's happening today when Pandora CEO Tim Westergren takes the stage at the CITI Global Technology Conference within minutes of Apple CEO Tim Cook taking the stage for Apple annual fall product launch.





Pandora has been pushing hard to put the final touches on the label deals needed to launch a paid on-demand streaming music service. CEO Tim Westergren had hoped to announce a Spotify-like service when he hits the stage today for an interview at the Citi’s Global Technology Conference in New York. 

Westergren's appearance will come within hours of Apple's big product unveiling. But it became apparent overnight that the deals were not in place and Westergren would not be able to upstage Apple CEO Tim Cook.

In addition to a new Spotify-like $10 per month offering, Pandora is hoping to launch a $5 version that offers less flexibility than its new premium tier, but adds features that go beyond its free digital radio service, like unlimited skips.  

Here is Pandora's official announcement of today's appearance and how to watch:

Pandora’s Founder & CEO to Present at the 2016 CITI Global Technology Conference

Event to be Audio Webcast Live on the Pandora Investor Relations Website

OAKLAND, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep. 6, 2016– Pandora (NYSE:P), the go-to music source for fans and artists, today announced that the company's Founder and CEO, Tim Westergren, will present at the 2016 CITI Global Technology Conference.

Mr. Westergren will present at the 2016 CITI Global Technology Conference on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 1:25 p.m. ET / 10:25 a.m. PT in New York, NY.

A live audio webcast will be available on Pandora's Investor Relations website at


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