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.

Classical for Studying features selections from Mozart, Vivaldi and Haydn for brain food and modern-era classical to keep you alert. Or, you may find Electronic for Studying an effective way to block out distractions and keeping your brain fresh with a mix of electronic and ambient music. You’ll hear artists like Air, Boards of Canada, Brian Eno and Liquid Mind.

Hanging out with friends of just kicking back on the weekend? Check out one of our new Party stations: Hip Hop Party plays Hip Hop and Rap jams featuring 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, Mac Miller and Lil Wayne. You’ll hear club dance favorites with a mix of today’s hottest dance hits on Club Dance Party, with artists like Afrojack, Basshunter, Daft Punk and David Guetta. For today’s indie dance music mixed with underground classics, check out Indie Dance Party. You’ll hear Diplo, Hot Chip, Two Door Cinema Club and OK Go. On Reggaeton and Hip Hop Party, you’ll hear artists like Pitbull, 3Ball MTY, Don Omar and Rihanna. You can listen to the artists breaking out of college campuses across the country on Today’s College Indie, including Beach House, Dirty Projectors, Tallest Man on Earth and Ty Segall.

Finally, football season is here! Whether you’re getting pumped in the locker room or heading to the game, check out our pre-game stations. On Rap and Hip Hop Pre-Game you’ll hear artists like Rick Ross, 2Pac, DJ Khaled and Nelly and Rock Pre-Game will crank out jock jams from AC/DC, The Black Keys, Disturbed and Led Zeppelin.

We hope you enjoy our new Back to School stations and have a great school year!

Ron (Music Curation Team)


  1. Mack
    September 12, 2012 at 2:20am
    I love Pandora.
  2. gus krebs
    May 25, 2013 at 9:43pm
    Thank you Ron
  3. Cassie
    September 14, 2015 at 6:07pm
    I am an assistant principal at a middle school and we have been using pandora for our passing period music. We have been using tween radio but there are still curse words and sometimes inappropriate lyrics. Every other station I have seen for kids is too you have a station that is censored well enough to use at school but not too young that middle schools will still enjoy it?
    1. PandoraSupport
      September 15, 2015 at 3:11pm
      Hi Cassie - you can turn on our explicit filter. Please email us for more information: -Kim

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