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Have You Heard of Pandora Internet Radio?

Updated on August 5, 2009

What is Pandora Radio?

Pandora.com is a free website that allows you to listen to music that you love, that you choose yourself.

After you set up a profile, you select a song or artist that you love. This creates a station for you that not only plays that song or artist, but other music that is similar to what you choose.

For example, the first station I created was Elvis Presley radio. It started with an Elvis song, then played the Temptations, the Supremes, Jerry Lee Lewis, Marvin Gaye, etc. Of course, when I heard these songs, I thought of some other artists or songs that I wanted to add to the Elvis station.

Next, I chose Usher radio. Pandora selected Justin Timberlake, Mario, (new to me) Ne-Yo (new to me) Rhianna, Maroon 5, etc.

I love music written by Andrew Lloyd Weber such as Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evida, Jesus Christ Superstar. When I selected my Andrew Lloyd Weber station I also listened to Hayley Westenra (new to me), Josh Groban, Enya.

Daughtry radio has Matchbox 20, 3 Doors Down (I didn't know them well), Lifehouse (I had forgotten about them), The Fray, etc.

John Williams radio has lots of movie themes, James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith,

There is a feature where you can learn more about the music you're listening to, for example,

Hailing from the small town of Escatawpa, MS, 3 Doors Down found national success in the early 2000s with a string of post-grunge singles, most notably "Kryptonite" and the ballad "Here Without You." "Kryptonite," with its minor-key shuffle and references to Superman, was the catalyst for the band's career, generating an unprecedented buzz at a local radio station -- Biloxi's WCPR -- during the band's independent days. Such support helped make 3 Doors Down a regional favorite, enabling the group to draw relatively large crowds to their local live shows and, consequently, helping them extend their range beyond the Deep South to internationally famous clubs like New York's CBGB. A whole page is devoted to each artist.

You can create up to 100 stations in any genre of music you prefer and you are able to mix stations, if you're in the mood.

The website also has listings of concerts by your favorite artists in your locale. Send a custom Pandora station as a gift for a friend. Now, you can also listen to Pandora on your mobile phone, or watch music videos on the website.

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      Sethdef 8 years ago

      Thanks for the blog! too bad I can't access anymore to Pandora cuz it is for US users only

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      judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      I love it, too, John Z! I can listen to the music that I'm in the mood for!

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      John Z 8 years ago from Midwest

      Hi! I enjoy Pandora radio as well. I was ecstatic when I found it and now have a dozen stations I listen too. Thanks for the Hub!

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      judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Great, Blu Ink. Let me know how you like it.

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      Blu Ink 8 years ago

      Never heard of Pandora.com but I'm off to check it out. Thanks!

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      judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Ron, thanks for the input. It would be so nice to take it with you!

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      Ron Mariano 8 years ago

      I use it on my Blackberry, it's a great app. With unlimited data plan, it's just like listening to the radio whenever I'm out. It's great.

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      judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      hd1912, pandora.com tells you how to get it on your phone. I like to play it when I'm writing. Thanks for the comment. Happy listening!

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      hd1912 8 years ago from Madeira Beach , Fl

      Cool site Judy. Im not much of a internet radio listener. If I can get it on my phone now thats cool.

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      judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Cool idea to put the link on it,Rob! I read your hub but missed the Pandora part.

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      Rob Dee 8 years ago from Florida

      I told you that you would like it! Here is a hub I wrote about it and I even included a link to my station so other people could check it out.

      https://hubpages.com/entertainment/My-Music-or-mus...

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      judydianne 8 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

      Ashley Joy, isn't it great!! Thanks for your comment.

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      Ashley Joy 8 years ago

      I have been using Pandora for a couple of years now. I love how I can put in music that I like and it starts to give me other things I may like. This is how I find new bands that I might like to buy their cd.

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