Tesla might be a music service operator soon
Tesla might be a music service operator soon, according to Recode.
Music industry sources say Tesla has had talks with all of the major labels about licensing a proprietary music service that would come bundled with its cars, which already come equipped with a high-tech dashboard and internet connectivity.
The planned offering could start with a free, Pandora-like web radio option.
“We believe it’s important to have an exceptional in-car experience so our customers can listen to the music they want from whatever source they choose,” a Tesla spokesperson said. “Our goal is to simply achieve maximum happiness for our customers.”
Elon Musk hinted that the company was exploring music products at the most recent Tesla shareholder meeting in early June, according to TechCrunch.
He said that it’s currently “very hard to find good playlists or good matching algorithms” in music, and said Tesla will have an announcement about finding the right music later this year.
A couple of weeks ago Elon Musk tweeted: “Try the new Tesla DJ station on streaming radio”