Thursday, August 27, 2009
Pandora: A Radio Station That Knows What You Want to Hear
My Husband introduced me to Pandora Radio. It's a very cool web radio station that will play the music you want. All you have to do is sign up for a free account, set your preferences, (the bands or genre you like) and then Pandora takes over from there. You can tweak the stations by giving a thumbs up or down to certain songs or bands. You can also set up a bunch of different stations and play just one or play a mix of them at once. Of course, there is more to Pandora than just that. You'll have to dig in for yourself.
Pandora was born out of the Music Genome Project. It's basically a scientific study of different music, citing differences and similarities. It is because of this study that Pandora is able to intuitively select other songs that you might like based on your set preferences. It's a nice way to get to find other great bands that you might not have heard of.
Check it out.