Music is human. Everyone has a unique relationship with music –what might be the soundtrack to someone’s first kiss may also be another’s breakup song. The process of making music requires human touch. Similarly, the process of selecting music for others also requires human touch.

We’re very fortunate to live in a time where music is easily accessible and choices are vast. But it can be overwhelming to sift through everything that’s out there. Your trusted record store clerk or a friend with similar taste can be a valuable and trusted advocate for your own music listening and discovery.

At Pandora we rely on the commitment and knowledge of several teams of experts that help connect listeners and music. Our music analysts, curators, scientists and librarians live and breathe music in and out of their day job. They are also composers, DJs, producers, lead singers, guitarists, drummers, session and touring musicians – people whose lives are built around music. People who know how much the next song matters.

Over the next few months, we’ll introduce you to select Musicologists on Instagram, give you the chance to hang out with them on Twitter, give you a peek inside their minds on Medium and so much more.

Meet us each week on Pandora’s #MusicologistMonday.

-Eric Shea & the Musicologist group

Rock & Americana Curator

I’m a little bit country and I’m a little bit rock ’n’ roll. My first concert was Howard Jones at the Henry J. Kaiser convention center in Oakland. I sing for Hot Lunch and Sweet Chariot. I also enjoy skating pools and riding old choppers.


  1. Leslie Stockton
    August 03, 2015 at 2:55pm
    music calms me when i'm upset and helps me cry when i need to real bad ..pain and pleasure ..mostly music fills my soul ...i'll hang onto that as long as i can .. <3 LUV PANDORA .. u r all a great bunch of folks . :-) blessings ..
    1. Eric Shea
      August 05, 2015 at 9:33am
      1. Leslie Stockton
        August 05, 2015 at 10:10am
        thank u Eric and tell the guys thank u also <3
      2. guadakupe
        August 08, 2015 at 3:22pm Pandora espanol English to
  2. Silence Nogood (@SilenceNogood)
    August 03, 2015 at 5:37pm
    Oh common, we gotta wait another week until you actually introduce one of your musicologists ;) Til next Monday!
    1. Eric Shea
      August 05, 2015 at 9:33am
      The wait will be worth it! ;)
  3. Michael houcck
    August 04, 2015 at 6:48am
    I love music

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