Pandora Radio - The Music Genome Project®

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Real Estate Agent with Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael)

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.

Tim Westergren
Founder
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!!                                                         

 

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Comments (11)

Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Ok I'm not sure yet what it is but I will try to understand where you are going.

Apr 07, 2010 05:30 PM
Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate

Suzanne,

Is it a station on the Internet, or is it an actual radio station?  Can you share?

Apr 07, 2010 11:34 PM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Tim and Marzena, I edited the blog now.  Not everyone reads my mind...Sorry.  Check it out at www.pandora.com  Every kind of music you can think of nearly can be customized to your own particular taste, and you can vote "nay" for any particular song, or just shelve it for a month.  Hope you enjoy!!!

Apr 08, 2010 12:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Suzanne, I got burned years ago with a music sharing site and found a safe home with Apple and my iPod. I will check out pandora...
Your friend in Washington State,
Paul (Proxy Error) Henderson

Apr 08, 2010 03:04 AM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Paul, its freeeeeeeeee.....customizable and LEGAL.  Gotta love it.   Suzanne (Bad Gateway) McLaughlin

Apr 08, 2010 03:14 AM
Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

Suzanne - I picked Slacker a couple of years ago over Pandora, but now I mostly stick to Blip.fm.

Apr 08, 2010 07:13 AM
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I have heard of it before, but I have never visited the site. I'll have to do a little investigating to see what's up.

Apr 08, 2010 08:36 AM
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Grants Pass, OR - Bend, OR
The Blessed Realtor - ABR, CRS

Suzanne ~ I love Pandora!  However, they have put a cap on my listening hours at work to 40 hours a month unless I become a subscriber :(

Apr 08, 2010 04:47 PM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Mike - I respect your choice.  I will check those out, too, especially after reading Melinda's comment.  I had no idea they charged after a certain time limit.  But, I don't know that I would ever have that many hours in a month to listen...what a conundrum.  Listen and they penalize you??? That is so odd, and anti-intuitive. 

JL-  You, my friend, will find nearly all of your eclectic taste satisfied here, I would think. 

Apr 09, 2010 02:43 PM
Gene Wunderlich
1st Action Real Estate - Murrieta, CA
Realtor & Legislative Liaison

Just got a Droid and loaded Pandora on it. My Grateful Dead Channel gives me all the hits and rarely misses - I love it.

Aug 09, 2010 10:42 AM
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Wow, Gene, it is great, isn't it.  I love having the different channels...I'll create a Dead channel now, too! 

Aug 10, 2010 12:41 AM