Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Expanding My Musical Interests

I often listen to stations I created on Pandora.com while I'm at work. Pandora.com, also known as the Music Genome Project streams music to you based upon songs and/or artists that you are already interested in. Most of the music I have purchased over the last six months, I have found through Pandora.

Recently, I have taken a deeper interest in older R&B music. I created a station that included artists like Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett, B.B. King, Ray Charles and The Blues Brothers. After rating a number of songs, my station began to stream me myriads of different versions of "In The Midnight Hour" and "Mustang Sally". Time to add more variety to the station.

I don't know how services like Pandora manage to stay in business. They are currently being charged a royalty rate that's higher than any other form of radio. Sure, they make some coin via ads, premium subscriptions and the commission they get when you buy a song through them, but it can't be all that much. So, I contriubte when I can buy purchasing music through them. It's the least I could do to thank them for introducing me to Regina Spektor and making me not hate Teenage Fanclub.

If you want to get a good idea of the type of music I've been listening to, you can listen to my "AlternaPop" station that I created. Follow the link: http://www.pandora.com/?sc=sh34217265780154929 and you'll be treated to music by Jellyfish, Paul Westerberg, XTC, Imperial Drag, Elliot Smith, The Wonder Stuff, Superdrag, The Lemonheads and more. Sit tight and listen keenly.

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