As the war amongst music streaming services rages on, Pandora has added a highly respected musician to its ranks: Questlove. Officials announced Wednesday that The Roots drummer would serve as the company’s strategic advisor as well as its first-ever artist ambassador—marking a huge milestone for the service, as it attempts to compete with names like Apple Music and Spotify.
"Questlove is one of the most talented and influential artists of our time," Pandora CEO Tim Westergren said in a statement. "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."
In addition to his advisor and ambassador roles, Questlove will also his own weekly radio show, titled Questlove Supreme, on Pandora. The New York Times reported the three-hour program will be an extension of Questlove’s music course at NYU, as it will feature an eclectic playlist amd diverse list of guests.
The first show will air Sept. 7 at 1 p.m. ET and will include appearances by Maya Rudolph and Kimbra. While you wait for the launch, you can read Questlove’s thoughts on the new project below and listen to a promotional playlist for his show here.