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Feb 15, 2006 23:30 # 41889

charlie *** wants to note...

Discover new music with Pandora

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Want to find new music that's similar to bands and genres you already love? Try pandora.com. I haven't been on it long, but it looks promising.

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Feb 16, 2006 01:36 # 41896

eljefe *** replies...

Re: Discover new music with Pandora

I messed around with pandora for a small bit.

I also like doing last.fm. Thats a good place to find new music (using their radio thing).

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Feb 16, 2006 06:07 # 41897

Hardballkid *** replies...

Re: Discover new music with Pandora

Hey, finally pandora has been recognized ;-0

Ive been messing with it for about 5 months and lets just say, Ive bought more cds in the last months then ever before.

Great site overall for sampling music of compared tastes, styles, and genres. My favorite 'stations' are Champagne Supernova (Oasis) & Nirvana. It's introduced me to fantastic bands (which I ended up buying cds for) such as Luke Temple & Mad Science Fair -(Check em' out)

It is pretty promising- giving the listner some control of the music played with 'i like it' and 'dislike it'- which after 2 votes on any band in a station- will delete them from ones playlist.

Ive been meaning to write a enlongated and detailed dissertation on Pandora for awhile, but it has just slipped my mind. Anyways, just a few sentences might be better in the long shot.

Now are ye undeceived! Welcome, again, my children, to the communion of your race!

Feb 17, 2006 08:11 # 41911

Aynjell *** replies...

Re: Discover new music with Pandora

I prefer last.fm. My favourite media player has support for that, and that moved over from the other service, I forget it's title... anyway... I have a last.fm profile that automagically gets recorded to.

I should be ashamed of myself.

Feb 17, 2006 12:46 # 41914

ginsterbusch *** replies...

Re: Discover new music with Pandora

Want to find new music that's similar to bands and genres you already love? Try pandora.com. I haven't been on it long, but it looks promising.

There's a good test about this in the current issue of ct (04/06, p. 192-195). A short overview of the tested systems/software:

  • Audioscrobbler - collaborative filtering, data gets exported via XML, support for all major OSes and (software) audio/media players - used within Amarok + LastFM

  • AudioInsight - Collaborative + Content Based Filtering, experts try to develop typical music profiles for peer groups, application additionally tries to create a profile out of the user data - used within Napster relaunch

  • Music Genome Project - base of pandora.com - 40 profesionall musicians categorize the data

  • MoodLogic - tracks get rated by community

  • MusicLens - interesting flash-based project - data is used within FineTunes.de

  • MusicMiner - Java-based Open Source-project - creates a map (yeah, like a real one: with hills, mountains, desserts, vast space, etc.) of your music collection

  • Predixis - tries to automatically create playlists - used within MusicMagic Mixer

  • Sony HighFind - developed for the mobile phone section of Sony; works similar as Pandora - used within Streamman.net + Radio DJ (= cell phone application)

cu, w0lf.

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Feb 19, 2006 05:23 # 41935

Aynjell *** replies...

Re: Discover new music with Pandora

I finally tried this pandora stuff, and it's every bit a replacement for Yahoo's LaunchCast, and well... it does everything it did for me. :)

I'll be sure to click some of Gin's linkies.

I should be ashamed of myself.

Sep 12, 2007 13:28 # 44925

zen *** replies...

Re: Discover new music with Pandora

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Honestly, it's not as good as real radio--or at least the stations I listen to, i.e. non-pop/Top 40.

HAHA...the bands that5 I picked, it couldn't find a match for.

Once Fred Neitszche declared God is Dead, f*ck became the most important word in the English languag

Sep 23, 2007 13:44 # 44945

yoshi314 * replies...

Re: Discover new music with Pandora

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I prefer last.Fm . I've been using it since 2005 and now its recommendations really hit the spot.

"Life is a queue. You come in, hang around for a bit, get some service, then depart."

Sep 23, 2007 18:26 # 44950

oKtosiTe * has all the information you need...

Re: Discover new music with Pandora

And last.fm works with my mp3 player, a plethora of open source music players and in some cases even without an internet connection.

Or is it?


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