Pandora Hires Lars Murray As VP Of Industry Relations
July 22, 2014 Untitled Document
Pandora announces that Lars Murray has joined the company as Vice President of Industry Relations, effective immediately. Murray will lead the company’s strategic collaboration with a broad coalition of music industry stakeholders. He will report directly to Chief Strategy Officer Sara Clemens.
Murray comes to Pandora with more than twenty years of experience in the music industry, most recently as Vice President of Digital Media at Columbia Records. At Columbia he led a highly regarded digital marketing operation focused on helping artists leverage digital platforms to grow and activate their audiences. Among his projects were number one albums for Daft Punk (Random Access Memories), Pharrell Williams (GIRL) and Jack White (Lazaretto).
“Pandora is committed to building a vibrant, sustainable future for the music industry,” said Brian McAndrews, Pandora’s CEO, President & Chairman. “With this hire, we’ve added a widely respected thought leader to help take us there. Lars’ extensive knowledge, broad industry relationships, and deep passion for music will further shape our approach to realizing a truly productive collaboration with all industry stakeholders.”
“I’m tremendously excited to dive in and help unleash the power of Internet radio in new ways,” said Murray. “Pandora is ushering in a new era for music, with unmatched scale and personalization that can empower the industry in a way that has never before been possible. I am thrilled to be part of what continues to be a dramatic transformation of how great music and artists find their audience.”