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Box of Music and Playlist.

In Show Notes on September 25, 2006 by alanswan

Hey on the show today musicwise we had

Sheryl Crow – Everday is a winding road, Rod Stewart – Have you ever seen the rain, Nilsson – Everybodys talking, Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running, Deacon Blue – Bigger than dynamite, Snow Patrol – Chasing cars, George Michael – Waiting for that day, Kylie Minogue – Can’t get you out of my head, T’Pau- China in your hands, U2 – With or without you, Hal – Don’t come running, Bee Gees – Secret Love, Will to Power – Baby I love your way, James Morrison – Wonderful world, Robbie Williams – Advertising space : Classic No1 at Quarter to One – Madonna with Into the groove.

Also was online this morning and came across a great site called Pandora. Was thrilled when I found out that you could type in the name of your favourite artist and the site would from its engine find and stream music that it thought I would really like. So away I went and typed in ‘Sting’ just to see what would happen. To my surprise it played some great songs that I hadn’t heard in ages for example The Zombies – Time of the Season, Hall & Oates – So Close from Change of Season album and Men At Work – Overkill, from the album Contraband. Class, so after 7 or so fantastic song choices, a message popped up asking me to register, then the smile from my little face fell away when I saw this message: “At this time we are only licensed to offer Pandora music services to residents of the United States. Audio streaming regulations differ from country to country, and we are working on acquiring the proper licenses so we can legally offer Pandora outside of the United States. We require your zip code to confirm that you are a resident of the United States”.

Damn!, its a great idea and I cannot wait for the service to reach Europe.  Will send off an owl email to see if and when it will hit here. Heres the blurb from the people at Pandora and why try the free sample for yourself: About Pandora™ When was the last time you fell in love with a new artist or song?  At Pandora Media™ (formerly Savage Beast Technologies™), we have a single mission: To help you discover new music you’ll love. To understand just how we do this, and why we think we do it really, really well, you need to know about the Music Genome Project™.  For almost six years now, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. It’s the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken. Together our team of thirty musician-analysts have been listening to music, one song at a time, studying and collecting literally hundreds of musical details on every song. It takes 20-30 minutes per song to capture all of the little details that give each recording its magical sound – melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics … and more – close to 400 attributes! We continue this work every day to keep up with the incredible flow of great new music coming from studios, stadiums and garages around the country.

We’ve now created an interface to make this available to music lovers so they could use this musical ‘connective-tissue’ to discover new music based on songs or artists they already know.

Pandora™ is the doorway to this vast trove of musical information. With Pandora you can explore to your heart’s content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and let the Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings – new and old, well known and completely obscure – to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you.

You can create as many “stations” as you want. And you can even refine them. If it’s not quite right you can tell it more and it will get better for you.

The Music Genome Project was founded by musicians and music-lovers. We believe in the value of music and have a profound respect for those who create it. We like all kinds of music, from the most obtuse bebop, to the most tripped-out drum n bass, to the simplest catchy pop tune. Our mission is to help YOU connect with the music YOU like.

Talk soon, Alan

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