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Tim Westergren        

Chief Strategy Officer and Founder, Pandora Media Inc.

Tim Westergren founded Pandora in January 2000 and now serves as its Chief Strategy Officer. Tim is an award-winning composer, an accomplished musician and a record producer with 20 years of experience in the music industry. He has recorded with independent labels, managed artists, owned a commercial digital recording studio, scored feature films, produced albums, and performed extensively. His main instrument is the piano, but over the years he has played the bassoon, drums and clarinet and his musical background spans such genres as rock, blues, jazz and classical music.

Tim received his B.A. from Stanford University, where he studied computer acoustics and recording technology. A musician’s musician, he is obsessed with helping talented emerging artists connect with the music fans most likely to appreciate their music. In addition to guiding Pandora’s overall strategy and vision, Tim now spends most of his time as Pandora’s chief evangelist – traveling the country to meet with listeners to collect feedback, research local music, and spread the word of the Music Genome Project.


Pandora Brings Back Founder Tim Westergren As Newest CEO

After a series of notable acquisitions geared towards a focused growth strategy, Oakland-based music streaming giant Pandora is turning to the man who ...

Pandora CEO announces new products for the fall

Pandora will release new products in the fall, co-founder and CEO Tim Westergren announced Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Alley." Pandora plans to ...


Recently-returned Pandora CEO Tim Westergren gave a keynote speech at the Midem conference today, outlining his plans for the company, and how it hopes to be working more closely with musicians in the months and years to come.

Pandora CEO Tim Westergren Talks Sales Rumors, Expansion ...

But founding CEO Tim Westergren, back at the helm after Brian McAndrews' two- and-a-half year run, is working to build Pandora business beyond its radio ...

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