At 3200 Creative we like to keep the office vibes good and positive by listening to music throughout the work day (and during off-hours) on Pandora. We’ve been using Pandora for over 5 years and discover new artists and songs everyday.
If you haven’t explored what Pandora has to offer, here’s why you should:
The Music Genome Project
We believe that each individual has a unique relationship with music – no one else has tastes exactly like yours. So delivering a great radio experience to each and every listener requires an incredibly broad and deep understanding of music. That’s why Pandora is based on the Music Genome Project, the most sophisticated taxonomy of musical information ever collected. It represents over ten years of analysis by our trained team of musicologists, and spans everything from this past Tuesday’s new releases all the way back to the Renaissance and Classical music.
Each song in the Music Genome Project is analyzed using up to 450 distinct musical characteristics by a trained music analyst. These attributes capture not only the musical identity of a song, but also the many significant qualities that are relevant to understanding the musical preferences of listeners. The typical music analyst working on the Music Genome Project has a four-year degree in music theory, composition or performance, has passed through a selective screening process and has completed intensive training in the Music Genome’s rigorous and precise methodology. To qualify for the work, analysts must have a firm grounding in music theory, including familiarity with a wide range of styles and sounds.
The Music Genome Project’s database is built using a methodology that includes the use of precisely defined terminology, a consistent frame of reference, redundant analysis, and ongoing quality control to ensure that data integrity remains reliably high. Pandora does not use machine-listening or other forms of automated data extraction.
The Music Genome Project is updated on a continual basis with the latest releases, emerging artists, and an ever-deepening collection of catalogue titles.
By utilizing the wealth of musicological information stored in the Music Genome Project, Pandora recognizes and responds to each individual’s tastes. The result is a much more personalized radio experience – stations that play music you’ll love – and nothing else.
The best parts about Pandora Internet Radio is the ability to thumbs up or thumbs down songs to mold a station into what you want to hear, bookmarking songs or artists so you can find and buy later, and a direct link to download a song from iTunes. You can also login to your account online and check out all the songs that you thumbs-up’d. Pretty cool!
Our top played stations:
- Bob Marley
- Linus Loves
- Flux Pavilion
- Feed Me
- Tribe Called Quest
- Mark Farina
We would like to thank Pandora for contributing to our musical taste and daily dance-offs at the water cooler. :)