Need to unwind with your own private radio station? Not a problem, just use an Internet connection and head over to Pandora. This service is based around the Music Genome Project, which was developed to analyze music attributes to better understand what "good" music has in common. Pandora is an application of this analysis, and here’s how it works:
- Tell Pandora one artist or song name that you like.
- Pandora will then play other artists or songs that share the same "musical genome" attributes.
- Provide feedback to Pandora on each song to show you like or dislike for the choice
After providing enough feedback, you’ll presumably hear only songs that fit the attributes of music you like. The service is free (but with eventual ad support) or you can avoid ads entirely by paying a $36 a year subscription fee for your own personal radio station. After just a little while, I was impressed with the personalized playlists; they’re as good, if not better than ones I could create on my iPod.
(via Mobile Musings)