Just a brief post here. But something that flew under my radar a few weeks ago was this: Naxos Records and Pandora have reached a multi-year agreement under which Pandora can stream the entire Naxos catalog. Pandora has been streaming classical music for years, but this new agreement, to my eyes, looks like a big attempt on Pandora’s part to up their game in terms of classical music. The Naxos catalog is enormous and very well-organized. One of my biggest critiques of the classical music listening experience on Pandora was its relatively small selection and, as a result, its poor infinite playlist logic. Well, this should improve the experience dramatically – and it could pose a real threat to classical music radio stations. Here’s a link to the press release from Pandora.
If there was ever a time to echo Larry Rosin’s call for public radio stations to create their own classical music app, this would be that time.
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