Indiana Meetup Tonight!

Tonight’s town hall brings me to the beautiful Indiana University campus in Bloomington. Looking forward to more terrific discussion about music in today’s world.
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Details:
When: Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 – 6:00 pm
Where: Indiana University Memorial Union: Frangipani Room 900
East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
Directions
Hope to see you then!
Tim (Founder)

Pandora

The Pandora Team http://www.pandora.com/

10 thoughts on “Indiana Meetup Tonight!

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  2. Wow, The Music Genome project…ambitious, interesting, and in the end…somewhat cold. Sorry. Categorizing music by tags such as “basic rock structure” “use of minor modes” “busy horn section” in order to make “recommendations” is so anti-art and anti-individual it’s ridiculous. I like the Pixies because of Black Francis’ kind of psychotic nosy whiny growly-type vocals, Joey Santiago’s sick guitar lines and Kim Deal so sweet and sexy on the backing vocals – and, oh yeah, how it all fits together. One thing that’s cool about the Beatles is how Ringo has this nice, relaxed backbeat and this real sloppy hi-hat sound. It’s about how these utterly unique elements interact with each other. Not only are they uncategorizable, but even if they were, they do not exist in a vacuum as transferable qualities.
    The answer – forget the super-categorizing. Just come up with some basic style categories, and some people that know a lot about music. If you like “x” then you’d like “y” would be much more useful if someone just used their taste to come up with recommendations for users. Sure, it ain’t scientific, but then I wouldn’t get some cheesy Tears for Fears track when I look for songs similar to Brian Eno’s “Fat Lady of Limbourg”. The Tears for Fears track sounded nothing like the Brian Eno track. More importantly, if I like 70’s Eno I’m way more likely to be interested in “70’s artists” as a category, then I’d be in “minor modal structure” and “busy horn section”. Dammit, “Fat Lady of Limbourgh” doesn’t have a busy horn section! Is Tears for Fears paying you guys? Are they having a reunion?
    Anyway, enough prattling. It’s a nice site to go through some random stuff. And I’m a dick because I haven’t even signed up and gone through everything. But once I started a company where I attempted to objectively measur every second of everything happening everything on television (really) so I understand this kind of madness.
    Okay, I’ll sign up and then eat my words if necessary.

  3. I’m curious. Are you using a Neural Network to handle some of the Data Mining and decision making aspects of this? If so I’d be very interested to hear a talk on how you approached this problem.
    If you’re going to be in Missouri any time soon please stop by UMR. I can get you organization e-mails if there are any specific one’s you would like to speak at.

  4. I just had another idea. I’m using the shared radio feature and when I click “Guide Us,” it says “the person who originally created this station has control over providing feedback and adding more music.” Which is cool, ’cause it’s my friends’s stations and I want to hear what’s available to them.
    But if I really like only parts of it, I’d like to be able to clone the station and guide it more towards a sound suiting to me. This obviously isn’t an urgent suggestion. There’s plenty of music to keep me going. But it’d be neat. Thanks :)
    ~Bryan

  5. I was at the info session last night at IU. It was cool to finally put a face to this great project and here you talk about it in person! Thanks for coming out and chatting with us and also for the free stuff!
    I think by coming out on this Town Hall tour it brings Pandora even closer to the listener and gives the project a personal feeling. You guys are some crazy, business associates; you truly care and are passionate about music and spreading it to as many people as possible. Thanks for keeping it going and visiting us “little people”.
    Keep it up and I look forward to and congratulate your success!

  6. I’m disappointed residents outside US cannot register for Pandora.
    Are you making progress for this to be available in Singapore?

  7. hey love just want to say love pandora and the muisc genome any way i work at a karma record store in a town north of bloomington, martinsville just a short drive up 37 you should come by and see our selection its not huge but is varied and i would love to talk about the music of course
    thanks kody

  8. Hi Tim, I want you to know how nice it is to listen to real music from my era. I could listen to your music all night long. I wished I could pick your station up on my boss radio in my bedroom. I have found it so soothing and is great when I am doing paper work in here at my computer. Larry S.

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