1. Bub Tron
    October 18, 2009 at 2:02am
    This is by far the best site the internet has to offer
  2. jt
    October 18, 2009 at 12:17pm
    Hopefully someone will soon create a version of Pandora that is the same thing or better without all the annoying advertisements...they're killing me...
  3. Clovers
    October 18, 2009 at 1:50pm
    Death cab for cutie sucks. Please stop playing it to death (no pun intended) on Pandora. Enough! The Decembrists are just as bad. Maybe you could implement a big thumbs down feature to veto an entire artist. Just a thought.
  4. Ben
    October 18, 2009 at 1:54pm
    Would it be possible to set up a rating system for the music that would give more detailed information to the system? I.e.- Allow you to rate how well you like a song, and based on that rating determine the frequency which it will be repeated at? Rather than just "I like it" or "I dislike it" it would allow you to say "well, I kinda like it and wouldn't mind hearing it once in a while". Just a suggestion that might help you further improve your system =)
  5. Liliana
    October 18, 2009 at 7:46pm
    I keep waiting for a song that i add to my play list and is not coming yet how long do i have to wait, am tired of waiting.. and this is the only place i could find it. pleaseee helpppppppp
  6. David Fore
    October 18, 2009 at 10:43pm
    Yes, we know. But it's broken now. You used to have a really great song-purchasing interaction design that made it easy for me to select multiple songs simultaneously and download them from iTunes. Your "solution" now makes it difficult (maybe impossible, but I'm not sure) to buy songs simultaneous, and even your new single-purchase song mechanism requires three times the number of actions on the part of the listener to download from iTunes. But what's even more silly is the fact that the lame-a** bookmarking function you do have has a scrolling bug in the song window, preventing me from choosing songs below the cut... it also makes it difficult (impossible?) to delete songs from the list, so you don't make the mistake of buying them multiple times. Seriously, did marketing win all the battles over their? What happen to your fantastic design ethic?
  7. Peter Buehrle
    October 18, 2009 at 11:58pm
    Hi. I just bought an outside speaker for my i-phone so I can get a better Pandora sound. Can aanyone tell me why the speakersystem and the play stops after 6-7 songs ?? Love the concept otherwise but this is disturbing. I have it on AC's a Logitech aC and batter speaker. pb
  8. Tony
    October 19, 2009 at 12:17pm
    Thanks for the great little intro. I've got a few questions that came up while watching it. Have the musicians who listen to and categorize the songs found that they approach the music they play and/or compose differently now that they've started listening to music this way? Is there any sort of "burn out" factor for those people where they just have to stop listening to music that way for a while? Have those musicians changed their "off the clock" musical listening habits and practices?
  9. Kevin Seal
    October 19, 2009 at 4:10pm
    @Clovers -- explains how to ban an artist from a station, but I'll quote it here as well: to block that artist, "Just give a "Thumbs Down" vote to any two songs by that artist on a particular station. However, the artist will not be banned, even with two "Thumbs Down" votes on one station under either of the following conditions: * If at any time you gave a song by this artist a "Thumbs Up" vote on this station. * If that artist was used to define that station." @Ben -- Thanks for the suggestion -- we are looking into more detailed feedback as an update for Pandora in the future. It's a good idea, and adds interesting shading to the preferences. @Liliana -- Pandora isn't an on-demand service, so if you want to hear that specific song right away, you're much better off purchasing that song from iTunes or Amazon. Our free radio license doesn't allow us to play specific songs as they are requested, merely to make playlist recommendations based on the musical features of your requested song. @David Fore -- Those sound like some very specific issues you're running into, and not issues that I've heard before. Could you email us at and we can address them specifically? Purchasing a whole set of songs at once is definitely still possible, so there may something amiss with your configuration. @Peter Buehrle -- Are the speakers stopping playing, or is your Pandora station pausing? It sounds like the former, for which you'll have to contact the speaker manufacturer. If it's the latter, please write to, and we'll see what the problem might be. @Tony -- As a former analyst, I can only speak for myself, but... analyzing didn't change my songwriting or performance style; however I did run the risk of "burn out" and "ear burn." I found the best way to avoid that was to switch musical styles from album to album. Going from punk to country to R&B to hip hop to Latin to reggae kept my mind focused -- and kept the ears fresh.
  10. weellnam
    October 20, 2009 at 3:58am
    Hai Your "solution" now makes it difficult (maybe impossible, but I'm not sure) to buy songs simultaneous, and even your new single-purchase song mechanism requires three times the number of actions on the part of the listener to download from iTunes.

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