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pandora

pandora

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2009-09-29
http://www.pandora.com/

It'll basically ask you your favorite song, and then start playing music it thinks you're likely to enjoy. It is how I've been listening to music (the majority of my waking hours) for a week or so.

I've mostly been listening to my station based on Blue by Eiffel 65, which you can listen to here:
http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh143252406456733161

You can tell it you like multiple songs, and then give each song it plays a thumbs up or thumbs down and it will learn. But I have discovered (and confirmed through conversations with their staff) that the less input you give it the better their algorithm will cope. You would think that the more input you give it the better it would be able to select songs you like. Hopefully in the future. But it does pretty well now.

This site is legitimate / legal, they license the music as a radio station.
  • Dude! That's a killer link. Thanks so much!
  • not bad.
  • You can find my stuff there at http://www.pandora.com/people/awexelblat

    The phrase I couldn't think of on Saturday night (related to people-who-liked-X-also-liked-Y) was "collaborative filtering". It was more or less invented at the Media Lab in the group I worked with there.

    P.S. I added "Eiffel 65" to my station and "Blue" was the first track it pulled up based on what's already on that station.
  • I am really grateful to you for introducing me to Pandora. I've been listening to it all day at work (mostly to a "station" based on Jimmy Smith's "Got My Mojo Workin'"), and it's great! (I have an MP3 player, but for some reason I never much listen to it at work, which is a shame because music really helps me focus.)
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