Five years after relaunching in Australia and New Zealand, music streaming service Pandora is shutting up shop.
Since 2012, the two countries were the only international outposts for Pandora, after the service shut off to international users in 2007 due to licensing issues.
Listeners in Australia and New Zealand will no longer have access to the service “within a few weeks,” according to a company spokesperson via email.
“After diligent analysis, we have decided to discontinue our operations in Australia and New Zealand and expect to wind down the service for listeners over the next few weeks,” according to the statement.
“While our experience in these markets reinforces the broader global opportunity long-term, in the short-term we must remain laser-focused on the expansion of our core business in the United States.”
The news comes after Pandora’s CEO Tim Westergren departed the company on Tuesday, after the co-founder returned to run the company again in 2016. Chief Financial Officer, Naveen Chopra, will serve as interim CEO.
It also follows a number of closures in the music streaming business in Australia. Deezer closed its Australian office in 2014, while JB Hi-FI NOW stopped its service in 2016, and local start-up Guvera ceased operations in May.