Pandora steals away Amazon Prime Music leader as new chief product officer

Christopher Phillips Pandora canvasPandora announced that Chris Phillips will join the company as chief product officer. In the new role, Phillips will focus on product management, product design, and product analysis, in addition to defining and leading the overall product strategy for the online radio business.

He most recently worked as director of product management and user experience at Amazon Digital Music, where his duties also focused heavily on innovation in streaming music. He led the launch of Prime Music during his tenure with Amazon.

Pandora has made several major hires in the past months, including a vice president of industry relations, an artist marketing exec, and a general counsel.

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