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The Song Decoders at Pandora - NYTimes.com
It’s the “social” theories of music-liking that get most of the attention these days: systems that connect you with friends with similar tastes, or that rely on “collaborative filtering” strategies that cross-match your music-consumption habits with those of like-minded strangers. These popular approaches marginalize traditional gatekeepers; instead of trusting the talent scout, the radio programmer or the music critic, you trust your friends (actual or virtual), or maybe just “the crowd.”
Pandora’s approach more or less ignores the crowd. It is indifferent to the possibility that any given piece of music in its system might become a hit. The idea is to figure out what you like, not what a market might like. More interesting, the idea is that the taste of your cool friends, your peers, the traditional music critics, big-label talent scouts and the latest influential music blog are all equally irrelevant. That’s all cultural information, not musical information.
media  music  internet  nytimes  pandora  attention  reputation  marketing  business  oakland  technology  listening  aesthetics 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Pandora celebrates classical music
The personalized music service (and Bose) invited local users to The Regency Center,1290 Sutter Stre
pandora  jubilate  orchestra  bose  classical  music  classicalmusic  regency  vannessavenue  sutterstreet 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Pandora celebrates classical music
The personalized music service (and Bose) invited local users to The Regency Center, 1290 Sutter Str
pandora  bose  jubilate  orchestra  jens  lindemann  music  classical  classicalmusic  sutterstreet  vannessavenue  sanfrancisco  california 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Pandora celebrates classical music
The personalized music service (and Bose) invited local users to The Regency Center,1290 Sutter Stre
pandora  bose  classical  classicalmusic  music  regency  sutterstreet  vannessavenue  sanfrancisco  california 
november 2007 by allaboutgeorge

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