Pandora – By the Music Genome Project
All geeks love music – whether its the atonal rhythmic booming of some indie band, or the soothing flow of instrumental jazz. Whatever your tastes, if you’re like me, you’re always searching for more of the same kind of your favorite music. Search no further my friends - the folks over at the Music Genome Project created Pandora, an intelligent web-based free service that take your minimal input about your favorite music, then builds and plays a comprehensive list of songs it thinks you’ll like.
Pandora is a music discovery service designed to help you find and enjoy music that you’ll love. It’s powered by the Music Genome Project, the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken. Just tell us one of your favorite songs or artists and we’ll launch a streaming station to explore that part of the music universe.
We take your input (artists, songs) and feedback (“I like this”, “I don’t like this”) and use the Music Genome Project to create stations that play songs that are musically similar to what you’ve told us. That’s it; only the music counts. We don’t care how popular the artist is, who’s backing them, and we don’t care which genre bin they usually belong in. Only the music matters.
This is the real deal, my friends. I input several different genres of music/artists/titles, and I wasn’t disappointed yet. A definate plus is that their music database is quite vast, as I haven’t been played the same song twice…EVER. I’m definately keeping this earmarked for regular use, as an alternative to iTunes Radio or Live365.