Another much belated recap… gradually catching up. Great to finally host a town hall meeting in what is truly our own backyard… Berkeley, CA. Not suprisingly, the group was full of ideas and irreverence.
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A number of great discussions, including a lot of talk about integrating with existing collections…


Many people wanted Pandora to know what they had on their iTunes collection, and to use that to drive stations, allow rewind for owned tracks, and various other features. Also a healthy appetite for the power user. This included a desire to allow a bunch of thumb activity at once so someone could quickly define a station, without having to listen to tens of songs first. One interesting input was using the iTunes info to make sure NOT to play any songs already owned by the listener, in the interest of discovery.
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Also some interesting suggestions on importing preference information from other services to accelerate the station creation/definition process.
It was also great to have some Pandorans in attendance – breaking away from their maniacal work schedules for an evening… Chris, Seana and Paul thanks for pitching in on the t-shirt handout – you made the whole team proud…
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If anyone attending has any pix or thoughts they want to share, feel free to post…
Cheers. Tim (Founder)

Comments

  1. Mark Altenberg
    January 26, 2007 at 8:46pm
    Really enjoyed the event... I was fascinated to hear how Pandora got started and some of the ups and downs that you experienced in launching the service. Also great to hear some of the ideas people had for Pandora. Keep up the great work.
    Reply
  2. Karen O’Brien
    January 27, 2007 at 9:53am
    I'D love to attend the next town hall meeting - how do you find out about it? Looks like a great opportunity to contribute ideas.
    Reply
  3. Ken
    January 28, 2007 at 6:11pm
    I love Pandora. Not an Ipod guy. Would appreciate a "purchase" link to another downloadable music site. A whole new world has been opened to me...it'd be cool to be able to quickly purchase/download these tunes.
    Reply
  4. daisyj
    January 29, 2007 at 10:29am
    Hey, I'm in a picture! I'm famous! Weird angle, though. Anyway, I really enjoyed the talk and hearing the questions people had, and it was definitely worth the twenty minutes it took me to find parking. :>
    Reply
  5. Brooke
    January 30, 2007 at 12:38pm
    Tim, You've got to check out Blame Sally the next time you are in the Bay Area. They have a great new cd coming out called Severland. Check them out: www.blamesally.com They are on a roll and selling out shows.
    Reply
  6. verdier
    February 07, 2007 at 7:12am
    bonjour a tous,thank you pour "pandora",que du bonheur ,fan des annees 60/70 Anglo-americ,collectionne vinyls (dylan,cream,grateful dead,black sabbatt,jettro tull,stone,cannet heat,),blues,jazz,rock,soul60/70.JE SUIS DE LYON, france,number one equipe foot,ville belle avec deux fleuve,meilleure cuisine de france,j'aimes lebon vin et le bon wisky et tous les americains,que dieu vous proteges tous,j'ai pu retrouver un groupe que j'adore,"sam the sham and the pharaos",ecouter le titre "lil'red riding out",la fin aussi,je l'avais en 1967/68,et les beach boys,que du bonheur;je vais creer mon assoce 60 pour les anciens de68 et leur offrir des bons souvenirs de nos belles annees60/70,j'ecoute en ce moment"daryl quist",whes shycome to you; a bientot,je suis la,avec vous en musique.daniel de lyon,france,a propros bill gates a signe un pacte de partenaria avec lyon,notre ville va devenir lyon-silicon-vallee-microsoft;a bientot
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  7. fitnessguru
    February 12, 2007 at 4:18pm
    HI THERE THIS IS KIM (fitness guru) I JUST GOT TURNED ON TO THIS WONDERFUL PROJECT ABOUT 2 WEEKS AGO AND I CAN,T GET ENOUGH . I AM THE ONE WHO WROTE ABOUT MORE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC ESPECIALLY FROM THE CONTINENT AFRICA.YOUR RESPONSE WAS RIGT ON TIME FROM LINDA, THANK AGAIN. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING MORE FROM AFRICA SOOOOOOOOOOON. THANKS
    Reply
  8. paul
    February 23, 2007 at 11:17pm
    you need to check out da limbz in santa barbara ca. they are sick they are wiseearth(aka)lil ize, kaj maj(aka)josh mendoza, mista no-name(aka)micha and last but not least there producer joey. sorry i didnt catch joey's alter ego's name
    Reply
  9. Ash
    December 22, 2007 at 11:39am
    have to say it: lol@adverts
    Reply

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