Ron Nenni

Music Curator http://www.pandora.com/profile/rnenni

From the Curators: Your Pandora Guide to the Holidays

The holidays are a very important time for us at Pandora and we strive to offer something festive for everyone. Did you know that we have 465 recordings of “Silent Night” alone – and 240 version of the classic “White Christmas”? Whether you started listening to holiday music the day after Halloween or you decided to hold off until your first turkey sandwich, we wanted to provide you with a full rundown of the 22 holiday stations we are offering this year. Read More →

From the Curators: Your Pandora Guide to Thanksgiving Listening

What do you enjoy the most about Thanksgiving? Maybe you’re back from school for the first time, visiting family and friends or maybe you’re hosting a feast of food, football and family fun. No matter what your plans are for this Thanksgiving holiday, our curators have come up with some great station options to be your personal soundtrack on Thanksgiving Day. Give one of these stations a listen and then let the tryptophan take over:

Thanksgiving Day: An eclectic mix of everyone from The Beatles and Led Zeppelin to Adam Sandler and Mumford and Sons. Listen while cooking, enjoying family and friends or when you sit down to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast. Read More →

From the Curators: Pandora Back to School Stations

It’s time to kick off a new school year and Pandora has you covered with a new selection of Back to School stations. Stumped on what kind of stations to create stations for studying, partying or to get you pumped for the game or athletic event? Our curation team has some suggestions to get you started:

BackToSchool.JPGBack to School 2012 Hits plays the biggest hits from the Summer of 2012 (Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted, Calvin Harris, Drake) and we’ll keep adding the latest releases throughout the school year.

When it’s time to buckle down and hit the books, try one of our Studying stations. Research shows that classical music, particularly Baroque, activates both sides of the brain, increasing your learning capacity and retention. Read More →

From the Curators: Your Pandora Guide to the 2012 London Olympics Part ll

britflag.JPGWe hope you’ve been enjoying the first week of the games and some of the music we highlighted in Part I of our “Pandora Guide to the 2012 London Olympics”. To keep you fueled until the Closing Ceremony we’re providing you with another round of U.K.-inspired musical suggestions to use as seeds for some great Pandora listening.

The Closing Ceremony concert features a “The Best of British” lineup with several classic artists from across the decades. Try adding variety to your Olympic-inspired stations by adding these bands that span various decades: Read More →

Happy Fourth of July from Pandora!

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our great country, with fireworks, American flags, cookouts, BBQs and, of course, music!

Fireworks.JPGWe’ve got a 4th of July station that features a compilation of patriotic songs from your favorite artists across Country, Rock, Pop and R&B genres. It might be the perfect soundtrack as you celebrate Independence Day with family, friends and neighbors.

Or, you can create your own Fourth of July station by picking one of these songs as a starting point, or pick a few of them, like I did, and hear a mix of genres: Read More →

From the Curators: Reggae Stations

Summer is a great time for reggae music! So our curators have decided to add a variety of new and difficult-to-find reggae tracks to our collection. We’re also excited to debut a selection of new reggae genre stations for you to check out:

ReggaeRon.JPGFirst, we take you back to the origins of reggae music in late-1950s Jamaica with our Classic Ska station. You’ll hear the artists that paved the way for rocksteady and reggae music, including Jackie Mittoo, Laurel Aitken, The Skatalites and The Paragons. Or you can check out the Rocksteady station, which features music that originated in Jamaica around 1966. On this station, you’ll hear jams from Toots & The Maytals, Freddie McGregor, Horace Andy and The Ethiopians. The rocksteady craze only lasted a couple of years but was a major influence on reggae music as a genre. Read More →

From the Curators: 2012 Graduation Stations

Graduation.JPG Pandora congratulates the Class of 2012! You did it and we’re proud of you!

For all you high school graduates heading off to college, thanks for bringing Pandora with you. No matter where you go, we are your hometown station.

And for those of you graduating college, thanks for growing with Pandora! Hopefully the music helped you maintain focus while you studied for those finals and made all of those tough, important decisions like which roommates to live with, what subject to major in, and when to call home.

Best of luck landing your first job, continuing your education or even taking a “gap” year.

We’ve created a few stations for you to check out, featuring some of most thumbed up songs from the past 4 years across different genres of music. If we have missed one of your favorite styles, go ahead and create your own Class of 2012 artist station. And hey, be proud of yourself! Read More →

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