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Have You Heard of Pandora Internet Radio?
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.