JJ Schultz
podcast_mic.jpgWhen he’s not here working at Pandora’s headquarters, you might find JJ Schultz hosting a great weekly open mic night at Hotel Utah in San Francisco. You might also find him with pen in hand working on new songs. His three albums of original songs range from folk to country to other strains of Wisconsin-bred Americana. Today, however, we focus on that country music. We get into classic country songwriting, looking at how major-key melodies mix with sad lyrics to establish a setting for those vivid, very specific images.
Thanks for listening,


  1. Bryan
    October 24, 2008 at 8:48pm
    Idea separate from this post: You have genres worked into your music selection now, which is great, but I'm trying to create a station composed of purely video game music. The band "The Advantage" does a lot of covers, for example. I would also like to be able to add bands like Minibosses, and composers like Nobuo Uematsue. Would it be possible for you guys to tag such video-game tunes and create a genre based off that? I would absolutely love it. Thanks for all the hard work, Pandora. This site is awesome. Cheers, ~Bryan
  2. Kevin Seal
    October 26, 2008 at 2:43pm
    Hi, Bryan, We'll add that to our list of suggestions for new genes, thanks. Happy to hear that you're liking your stations. Kevin
  3. Isaac
    October 27, 2008 at 5:15pm
    Something that has nothing to do with this, just a suggestion, you guys should work on making it possible to just type in a genre and then stuff classified under that would play. That way if I can't think of an artist I can still find what I am looking for.
  4. Su – morphita – blesss
    October 27, 2008 at 7:53pm
    Hi, With all respect for all country music fans, I dont like it. I know there are way more people who dislikes the music I like, than people who dislikes country music. Any of this really matters, no ofenses. Just wanted to ask 2 things to somebody who works in Pandora, 1. Is there are way to tell/recommend Pandora to add another song to an existing station? Or enter more than one entry to create a new station?. To enable people to give music recommendations, will allow Pandora to discover new bands all around the world (in the future :)). 2. I have more than 10 stations and it's kind of hard to move from one to the other, the space is to narrow. Is there a way to make it wider or is there a reason for the size of the player? Its ok to write this here or can you make a link for feedback?...all this is not for criticize just for feeding back, cause I love Pandora, keep it up, thank you and blessss !!!!
  5. Kevin Seal
    October 28, 2008 at 12:17pm
    Hi, Isaac, Have you seen our genre-based stations? You might enjoy those. If you go to the main Pandora.com page, the tuner, and check out the field below the tuner, one of the options is for "Genre Stations." Hi, Morphita, You can always email us directly at pandora-support@pandora.com with such questions, but it's fine to ask them here too. The tuner is that size partly so that it doesn't take up too much real estate on your screen. An expandable player is definitely something we can consider, though. As for adding another song to an existing station, yes, absolutely, you can do that. This link here explains how: https://blog.pandora.com/faq/#475 But I'll quote from what is listed there: - Click the little triangle next to the station's name, then click "Add more music to this station," then type the name of the song or artist you would like to add. You can repeat this process as many times as you like. To add several elements quickly to your station, use the "Station Page" for that station. To do this, click the little triangle to the right of the station's name, then select "Edit This Station." When the "Station Page" pops up, in the upper right of either the "Artist Seeds" and the "Song Seeds" sections, click the "Add" button. You will be prompted to enter an artist name or song title. Click "Quick Add" or just hit the "Enter" key. You can then continue to enter multiple artists or songs. [Note: You do not have to be listening to a station in order to add more artists or songs to its definition.]
  6. Su – morphita – blesss
    October 28, 2008 at 9:38pm
    Thank you very much Kevin, Its very nice and helpful that you are so accesible, blessings for all of you :), Su
  7. Dave
    October 29, 2008 at 8:13pm
    Why do songs on Pandora cutout every few seconds and then resume ???
  8. Su – morphita – blesss
    October 30, 2008 at 2:30am
    Thank you Kevin! Its very nice and helpfull that you guys are so accesible, I am very happy with all the new bands and artists that Im knowing through Pandora, Thank You! Su
  9. Kevin Seal
    October 30, 2008 at 10:12am
    Thanks, Su! Very kind of you. Dave -- I'm going to send you a direct email, as it sounds like you're having a technical issue. It definitely shouldn't be cutting out like that. For future reference, pandora-support@pandora.com is the fastest way to seek help for problems of that sort. Thanks!
  10. james
    October 30, 2008 at 4:40pm
    Any chance you guys are gonna come out with a portible device similar to slackers?

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