Pandora Names Mike Spinella Senior Director, Original Content
May 6, 2014 Untitled Document
Mike Spinella joins Pandora as Senior Director, Original Content. Spinella will lead the growth and development of a world-class content and artist programming strategy across the Pandora platform, connecting brands with artists and their passionate fans. He will be based in New York and manage the Original Content teams in Oakland, Los Angeles, and New York with a primary focus on creating and curating dynamic video and audio content for Pandora users.
“Mike Spinella brings years of extensive industry experience and relationships to his new role at Pandora," said Tommy Page, Head of Music Partnerships at Pandora. "Throughout his career he has been at the forefront of the changing digital landscape in music and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the company. He will surely be an asset in helping to deliver the Pandora audience an experience unlike any other online music streaming service.”
Mike Spinella commented, “I’ve always admired Pandora and its distinct ability to both engage its audience with the artists they love and introduce them to new acts. I’m thrilled to join the industry leader and look forward to curating and producing exceptional content for Pandora’s monthly audience of 75 million.”
Spinella was most recently the Director of Industry Relations for Rolling Stone and Wenner Media (he joined Rolling Stone in 2011). He also spent over seven years leading AOL Music Network’s original programming. In this role he created programs for many superstars including, Adele, Beyoncé, Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, 50 Cent, and more.