Six months after Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy stepped down, the music streaming company finally has successor: executive and VC Brian McAndrews. The company’s new leader was an entrepreneur and served time as an SVP at Microsoft before becoming an investing partner at Madrona and a board member of the New York Times Co. McAndrews will lead Pandora as it continues to stew in a music royalties battle — the company was singled out in an open letter by Pink Floyd and most recently skirmishing over a radio station in South Dakota.

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