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November 29, 2005

Pandora: Designer Radio


There is something particularly satisfying about a custom tailored radio station that allows the listener to skip over songs that do not suit their fancy. QLL has found a website that does just that and best of all, it is free.

In 2000, a group of musicians and tech-savvy lovers of music formed The Music Genome Project. Five years later they created www.pandora.com. It is simple. Sign up, tell the search engine the name of a favorite song or artist and let it design a radio station comprised entirely of songs that sound similar to the original pick.

As each song plays, listeners can give it a thumbs up or thumbs down, add it to favorites, buy it from iTunes, buy the album from Amazon or receive an explanation as to why the song was chosen. The designer radio stations are saved in user profiles allowing listeners to return to the same station day after day. QLL is a huge fan of The Police Radio. Check it out.

Posted by EMC at November 29, 2005 05:11 PM


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