Pandora adds 40 hour monthly cap

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Pandora founder Tim Westergren sent out an e-mail to Pandora newsletter subscribers and journalists updating Pandora users on several important topics regarding the company.

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Just went to their webpage and got this message:

“Dear Pandora Visitor,
We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the U.S. We will continue to work diligently to realize the vision of a truly global Pandora, but for the time being we are required to restrict its use. We are very sad to have to do this, but there is no other alternative”

Was it always available only in the US or is this something new?

Hemi: I’m not sure, as I’m located inside of the United States. IIRC it was available previously in Europe, as I know someone in France who said he used Pandora, but the service stopped working at the end of June.

It’ll be interesting to see if Pandora is able to figure out licensing issues to bring the service back to international listeners.

I’ve never been cut off from my selected music service; it has never quit working and I don’t expect it ever will; there are no limitations on how much I can listen to it per month; the sound quality is very good; it plays the music I like; and best of all, it’s absolutely free. What music service do I use? FM RADIO.

A buck a month? Cripes, even I’ll pay that.

I’ll try the buck a month, but will most likely upgrade to Pandora One to aovid ads and other annoyances.

That totally blows! The teachers at my high school would leave Pandora on ALL DAY in the class room. I’m not talking a couple of teachers, more like the entire staff. I would be interested to hear if Pandora will be offering up a fee for business places such as schools that frequent their site.

It’s most likely got allot to do with this announcement.“Web radio, music industry reach agreement on royalties”