Pandora is shutting down in Australia & New Zealand

Pandora is pulling the plug on Australia and New Zealand, the only international territories where it operates, in an effort to focus solely on the United States.

Nominated generic Pandora fall-person had this to say:

“While our experience in these markets reinforces the broader global opportunity long-term, in the short-term we must remain laser-focused on the expansion of our core business in the United States”

Interestingly Pandora’s only non-US based service was in Australia and New Zealand, so effectively the move shuts down their “global” service.

It’s reported that Pandora in Australia had 5 million registered users back in March of this year however I doubt many of them were paying and even less have transitioned to their new streaming music service.

Good luck to the retrenched 50+ employees across the ANZ teams.

Source: Pandora Is Winding Down Operations in Australia and New Zealand | Billboard

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