Bad news for Pandora users as the international streaming service has announced that they're shutting their doors in Australia and New Zealand.
The company has struggled to compete with rival streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music and will therefore end their service for Aussies “over the next few weeks.”
“After diligent analysis, we have decided to discontinue our operations in Australia and New Zealand and expect to wind down the service for listeners over the next few weeks,” a spokesperson said in a statement.
“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.”
The streaming service currently only exists in the US, Australia and NZ.
Their US CEO, president and chief marketing officer all resigned overnight with their CFO filling the position of interim CEO.
“I came back to the CEO role last year to drive transformation across the business. We accomplished far more than we anticipated,” the former CEO said in a statement.
“We rebuilt Pandora’s relationships with the music industry; launched a fantastic Premium on-demand service, and brought a host of tech innovations to our advertising business. With these in place, plus a strengthened balance sheet, I believe Pandora is perfectly poised for its next chapter.”
We recommend that the former Pandora peeps download Spotify or Apple Music on the ASAP!