Josh Raiford

Director of Hip Hop at Pandora, Pandora Now Program Director at Sirius XM

Josh Raiford

In his short tenure with Pandora Josh "J1" Raiford has already changed the Urban landscape by creating new and exclusive content series such as “The Sirius XM Pandora Playback,” “New Music Friday Top 3” and “The Connect 4 Convo.” He has also created one of the biggest stations/playlists for Hip Hop and R&B “Top Shelf,” which has over 5 million listeners.

In July 2020 J1 successful helped program and launch “Uninterrupted Radio” on Pandora in partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter, and was promoted to Director of Hip Hop Curation as well as named Program Director for Sirius XM Pandora Now.

Takes part in

Jun, 17 11:20 AM PDT
Visionary Stage
Panel Discussion

Streaming Platforms as an Emerging Source of Revenue

  • How the rise of streaming platforms is changing the global investment scene
  • Ensuring sustainable growth for streaming platforms — how to build resilience and drive revenues
  • New opportunities for streaming: how to find your niche in the industry
  • Will streaming platforms ever start signing artists