Michael Addicott is the Manager of Curation at Pandora, where he leads a team of people who curate, ingest, organize and program the music and genre stations that make up the Pandora collection of listening experiences. The curated library that is built and maintained by the Curation Team is integral in providing listeners with the ultimate personalized listening experience.
He earned a BA, in music composition from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and spent his collegiate years developing his skills as a pianist, vocalist and DJ.
He's been a music analyst, curator and programmer and people manager in his 10+ years at Pandora. In addition to his tenure at Pandora he's been a professional DJ for more than 20 years, been the Music Director for the San Francisco Giants for 9+ years, and the Music Director for the Golden State Warriors for almost 2 decades where he produced the first live DJ/turntable experience in the NBA.
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