I have this little secret...and now I need to share it. I have been listening to Pandora Radio for quite some time, probably about two years. It is the best-kept secret because I have never met a soul who knows about it and very few people write about it on the net. Check it out at www.pandora.com
But, to quote from the founders, "On January 6, 2000 a group of musicians and music-loving technologists came together with the idea of creating the most comprehensive analysis of music ever.
Together we set out to capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level. We ended up assembling literally hundreds of musical attributes or "genes" into a very large Music Genome. Taken together these genes capture the unique and magical musical identity of a song - everything from melody, harmony and rhythm, to instrumentation, orchestration, arrangement, lyrics, and of course the rich world of singing and vocal harmony. It's not about what a band looks like, or what genre they supposedly belong to, or about who buys their records - it's about what each individual song sounds like.
Since we started back in 2000, we've carefully listened to the songs of tens of thousands of different artists - ranging from popular to obscure - and analyzed the musical qualities of each song one attribute at a time. This work continues each and every day as we endeavor to include all the great new stuff coming out of studios, clubs and garages around the world.
It has been quite an adventure, you could say a little crazy - but now that we've created this extraordinary collection of music analysis, we think we can help be your guide as you explore your favorite parts of the music universe.
We hope you enjoy the journey.
The Music Genome Project
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Is this cool or what...I have several channels....jazz, classical, Tom Petty, Traveling Wilburys, Eric Clapton and many more, but the great thing is....that the Tom Petty channel and the others play songs that they feel are similar in musical quality so you get a great variety and no commericals.
So all you late nighters...have fun!!