25 opportunities to discover your next favorite artist


OAKLAND, Calif.–Dec. 3, 2015–Pandora (NYSE: P), the world’s largest music discovery platform, today released its list of Artists to Watch for 2016. Selected through a combination of Pandora’s music industry expertise and data insights, these 25 artists are ones to keep an eye on in the coming year. To read more about this year’s selections, click here.

“Music discovery is a key tenet of what Pandora is known for,” said Lars Murray, SVP, Pandora Music Makers Group. “Our 2016 Artists to Watch represent a diverse crop of talent. We can’t wait for our listeners to discover these new sounds and for these emerging artists to be introduced to a new set of fans.”

2016’s Artists to Watch represent a wide range of music, including indie acts, solo artists and groups, alt rock, electronic, hip hop, country, pop and more. You can view the full list of 2016 Artists to Watch (and link to their Pandora stations) below:

Pandora’s 2016 Artists to Watch

  1. BJ the Chicago Kid
  2. Post Malone
  3. WET
  4. Cam
  5. Ruth B.
  6. Bryson Tiller
  7. Daya
  8. Tory Lanez
  9. Rudimental
  10. Alessia Cara
  11. Jess Glynne
  12. Gallant
  13. Lawrence Taylor
  14. Dorothy
  15. Hermitude
  16. Ty Dolla $ign
  17. The Struts
  18. William Michael Morgan
  19. Zhu
  20. Roam
  21. Blackbear
  22. Hinds
  23. Tor Miller
  24. Jacob Whitesides
  25. Conrad Sewell


Pandora (NYSE:P) gives people music and comedy they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single “seed” – a favorite artist, song, or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed hand-built musical taxonomy, powers the personalization of Pandora® internet radio by using musicological “DNA” and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of more than one million tracks. Tens of millions of people turn on Pandora every day to hear music they love. | Pandora Blog | Pandora LinkedIn | @PandoraPulse

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