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Pandora's Tim Westergren Speaks!

Here’s an interesting video interview BoomTown did last week with Tim Westergren, Chief Strategy Officer and founder of Pandora Media, where I interviewed him at “The Future of Music” forum in Washington, D.C.

The former musician has ridden all the various bumps the Internet radio station has endured since its founding in 2000–from a $9 million funding in 2004 that saved Pandora to continued struggles to stay afloat after record labels came after it over royalties.

Now, with a stable and growing revenue stream–based on a traditional advertising business model–turbocharged by a popular mobile app for the Apple (AAPL) iPhone and about 65 million users, Westergren talks about what’s next for the Oakland, Calif.-based company:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald