Digital streaming platform Pandora has added Questlove as a Strategic Advisor and he will also serve as the company’s first Artist Ambassador. The Roots drummer will also soon begin hosting a show that will stream each week on the online radio service.
The premiere of Questlove Supreme is slated for September 7 at 1 p.m. ET. The weekly three-hour show produced and curated by Questlove (Ahmir Thompson) will feature a mix of music, interviews and other insights from the host. The first episode will feature actress/vocalist Maya Rudolph, producer and engineer Bob Power and musician Kimbra. Each episode of Questlove Supreme will be replayed for 48 hours.
As Strategic Advisor and Pandora’s first Artist Ambassador, the current The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon musical director “will work closely with the company providing strategic advice and support for artist initiatives and music product strategy.”
“Questlove is one of the most talented and influential artists of our time,” said Tim Westergren, founder and CEO of Pandora. “His near encyclopedic knowledge of the theory and history of music and his abiding passion for supporting artists of all kinds is a perfect match for our mission. We’re thrilled to have his expertise and counsel, and to share his talents, insights and love of music with our over 78 million listeners.”
“I see in Pandora both a deep respect for the craft of music and a commitment to the musicians that make it their living,” said Questlove. “When Tim introduced me to the Music Genome Project, and explained its origin and how he and his team developed it, I was blown away. Pandora is a company born of a musician’s experience, and I’m very excited to join them in their mission to create a healthy and vibrant industry for artists and fans alike.”
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