Pandora, your Flash-based jukebox

I’ve been listening to Pandora a lot lately- it’s a really cool front-end to the Music Genome Project, letting you choose a favorite artist or song, and then letting Pandora create a custom ‘station’ for you- streaming the music down to your browser/Flash Player. Nice way to explore musicspace on your own terms- check it out!

7 Responses to Pandora, your Flash-based jukebox

  1. Ed. note: I’ve fixed the broken first link, apologies if you were one of the affected folks to hit it!

  2. Kevin Hoyt says:

    Wow! I had no idea this, or the Music Genome Project even existed! Where have I been? This is great, Scott! Thanks for posting the link! Do I sound too excited? (smile)

  3. Terry Schmitt says:

    Hey, this is pretty cool!It’s killing my CPU though:( Firefox memory usage goes through the roof as well. (I’m using Firefox 1.5 and Flash 7)

  4. Terry- definitely hop up to Flash Player 8 as soon as possible, you’ll likely see a better CPU profile:http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer/Isn't the project great? I’d been looking for a really good heuristical engine to suggest new artists (I’m a musical sponge) when I stumbled across the MGP, and subsequently heard of Pandora. It’s not my primary jukebox mind you, but I use it any time I find myself border with my current playlists, to great effect… :)

  5. patrick hunton says:

    scott, thanks for the link. i’ve been listening to it all day now. already have a few albums i think i need to purchase. great link.

  6. Glad to hear, Patrick- although I’m a bit concerned my CD budget is gonna shoot through the ceiling once I purchase all these good recommendations I’m hearing.

  7. Pat J. says:

    I’ve been using Pandora since they started. It is fantastic…NO ads, select your own gwnre of music….AND there are real people who will answer your email. Fantastic addition to the wonderful world of the web!