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The Pandora music streaming service recently announced it will partner with Questlove (The Roots) to premiere Questlove Supreme, a three-hour show produced and curated by the four-time GRAMMY recipient. The weekly show will be a tour through the global musical landscape featuring music, discussion and interviews with those in the entertainment industry and beyond.
The famed Roots drummer and musical director of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, will also act as Strategic Advisor and the first Artist Ambassador for Pandora. Questlove (real name Ahmir Thompson) he will work closely with the company providing support and instruction for artist initiatives and music product direction.
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.”
The show will have a similar vibe to Questlove’s popular New York University class. Music featured each week will be thematic to the topics discussed.
“I see in Pandora both a deep respect for the craft of music and a commitment to the musicians that make it their living. 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,” says Questlove.
Questlove’s mixtape, live today HERE will feature episode highlights, thematic music from the episode and show archives.