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Saturday, April 8
  Pandora and the Music Genome Project
Lately I've really been enjoying Pandora. (By "lately" I mean since this morning when I first tried it.)

Pandora player screenshot by Foosh
Here's an excerpt from the FAQ:
Q: How do you decide what to play?

We take your input (artists, songs) and feedback ("I like this", "I don't like this") and use the Music Genome Project to create stations that play songs that are musically similar to what you've told us. That's it; only the music counts. We don't care how popular the artist is, who's backing them, and we don't care which genre bin they usually belong in. Only the music matters.

Q: How many stations can I maintain?

You can have up to 100 stations at any one time. Once you reach the maximum number of stations, you have to delete a station before you can add another one.

Q: When I give song feedback ("I really like this", "I don't like this") what happens?

The playlist that drives your station is immediately changed to take into account your preferences. The songs that play from that point on will change to reflect what you've told us about your musical tastes. This feedback will only affect your current station.

Special thanks to Shannon for telling me about this site.
 
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Comments:
I realize there are other systems like this, but this is the first one I've tried and it's working really well so far.
 
I didn't know this stuff existed, maybe I should have.., but it's pretty cool so far, thanks foosh!
 
Hmph. They can call it the "music genome project" when your favorite stations create specialized 'offspring' stations, the perfect combination of your favorites birthed just for you. And unlike actual human birth, abortions would be cheap and God-approved. Like Kix.
 
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