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Create a personal radio station November 6, 2006

Posted by greentreadmill in Fun, Music, web 2.0.

Pandora, created by the Music Genome Project, provides access to a huge library of music and the ability to create multiple “Internet radio stations.” It promises to help you discover more music you’ll like. In my opinion, it lives up to that promise. I’m listening to my personal Dire Staits station as I write and I’m hearing several artist I haven’t been exposed to before, including some very good blues acts.

You begin by requesting an account at pandora.com. Then create a station by entering an artist or song title. Pandora serves up a song by the requested artist or a song with musical characteristics that are similar to your request. You have the option to give each song a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” rating, and you can skip a limited number of selections by clicking a fast forward button. Over time, Pandora uses you input to fine tune your station.

You can drill down for more information and purchase music by following sponsor links to Amazon.com and iTunes. That’s how it’s funded, I guess.
The service does have some quirks because of its licensing agreements. For example, you can’t request a specific song and the service limits the number of songs you can skip.



1. aawaj - November 6, 2006

wow !!!



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