Pandora Predicts 2016 Artists to Watch

25 opportunities to discover your next favorite artist

Pandora's Artists to Watch 2016 (Graphic: Business Wire)

OAKLAND, Calif.--()--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 is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform – a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans. | Pandora Blog | Pandora LinkedIn | @PandoraPulse


Miranda Kusama, 510-858-3871
Director, Listener Communications

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Pandora's 25 Artists to Watch for 2016


Miranda Kusama, 510-858-3871
Director, Listener Communications