Pandora (NYSE:P), the world’s most powerful music discovery platform, has partnered with Tim McGraw and Big Machine Label Group for an exclusive album release party and live performance in New York City on November 11. In addition to this intimate performance, Pandora worked with the singer to curate a custom mixtape featuring songs that have inspired Tim throughout his career. His latest album, Damn Country Music, will be released on November 6 on Big Machine Records / McGraw Music. Tim McGraw is a perennial favorite on Pandora. He’s the 25th most played artist overall and #5 in the country genre. His music has been spun an impressive 3.65 billion times on Pandora.
The release of Damn Country Music will cap off an exceptional year for McGraw, which began with a critically acclaimed performance of “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me at the 87th Academy Awards on February 22. In April, McGraw was included on the TIME 100 –Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people. He also narrated an ESPN Films and SEC Network documentary.
Continuing to bolster his film career, McGraw starred in Disney’s Tomorrowland in May before kicking off his wildly successful Shotgun Rider tour in June. The tour thrilled thousands of fans and awarded mortgage-free homes to veterans through McGraw’s partnership with Operation Homefront & Chase in more than 30 cities throughout the summer, making the NYC show day of Veteran’s Day very fitting.
The mixtape and live event continues the work Pandora has focused on in the past year to help artists better connect with their fans. Beginning with the 2014 launch of AMP, Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform, and continuing with this year’s acquisition of Next Big Sound and the release of Artist Audio Messaging. Most recently, Pandora’s agreement to acquire TicketFly will connect touring artists to Pandora’s more than 78 million monthly listeners, ensuring the millions of unsold tickets each year are a thing of the past.
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.
ABOUT TIM MCGRAW
Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 36 #1 singles. He’s won three Grammy Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards and numerous other honors. His iconic career achievements include being named the BDS Most Played Artist of the Decade for all music genres and having the Most Played Song of the Decade for all music genres with “Something Like That.” He is the most played Country artist since his debut in 1992, with two singles spending over 10 weeks at #1 (“Live Like You Were Dying” and “Over and Over”). His current single “Top Of The World,” off his forthcoming 14th studio album, Damn Country Music was released in August 2015 and has already entered the top 15 on the radio charts. His critically acclaimed acting skills were highlighted in the award winning Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side. Tim most recently starred in Disney’s Tomorrowland. Connect with Tim at: TimMcGraw.com, Facebook.com/TimMcGraw, on Instagram @TheTimMcGraw, on Twitter @TheTimMcGraw, and on YouTube at youtube.com/TimMcGraw