In today’s society convenience is everything, so it would only make since that we want our music to be the same way. One of the first stations that was around, before Spotify, was Pandora Internet Radio. Pandora was a breakthrough for its time, and Tim Westergren is the person responsible for changing the way we listen to music. Being able to relate artists and songs through breaking down every type of music, every artist, and every song into what is relatable. They would break
it down using a technology we know as the music genome project. The Music Genome Project is one of core technologies currently used by Pandora to play music for Internet users based on their preferences.
Lets talk a little about the founder of Pandora, as I stated earlier that is Tim Westergren. Tim started out his career as a musician. He played in numerous bands that had varying levels of success. He also worked by writing music for film scores. While working at composing film scores he took note that directors want different kinds of music for their films. He began to wonder if there was a way that he could break down the music to what the people wanted. This led him to form his own company the Music Genome Project which opened in 2000. Within the first four years it led to the development of Pandora Internet Radio.
One of the cool fetures about Pandora is that it actually records your preferences. And based on your preferences it will play music that suites your taste. Another cool feature that Pandora offers is that it will tell you why a song is being played on your station.
As of today over 35 million people that listen to Pandora. And on top of just using your computer to listen to Pandora, many smart phones now have Pandora apps on them that allow you to listen to your stations.
Below is a helpful link on how to actually use Pandora. It goes through step by step on what to do.