Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Music Genome Project - Pandora Radio

Before I fill you in on the urgent care excitement...I want to share my hubby's new find. I love it! Padora radio where you enter a favorite song or artist and they play you every song in that musical genome as they call it. From the site:

"Together we set out to capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level. We ended up assembling literally hundreds of musical attributes or "genes" into a very large Music Genome. Taken together these genes capture the unique and magical musical identity of a song - everything from melody, harmony and rhythm, to instrumentation, orchestration, arrangement, lyrics, and of course the rich world of singing and vocal harmony. It's not about what a band looks like, or what genre they supposedly belong to, or about who buys their records - it's about what each individual song sounds like.

Since we started back in 2000, we've carefully listened to the songs of tens of thousands of different artists - ranging from popular to obscure - and analyzed the musical qualities of each song one attribute at a time. This work continues each and every day as we endeavor to include all the great new stuff coming out of studios, clubs and garages around the world.

It has been quite an adventure, you could say a little crazy - but now that we've created this extraordinary collection of music analysis, we think we can help be your guide as you explore your favorite parts of the music universe."

Is that cool or what? Now go enjoy yourself.

4 comments:

Stacy Light Mygatt said...

Oh, Paula, you dinosaur! Pandora's been around for ages. hee hee I'm glad you found it! Scott's favorite (for right now) is Spoon Radio! ha ha

Paula said...

Thanks for the update Stacy. Why didnt anyone tell me 8 years ago then? I did notice they started it in 2000....but by NEW...I just meant new to ME..and prolly at least a few billion other old people hehehe.

When I click on your profile I hope to find your blog. I lost the address.

renee - 21st Century Parenting said...

i also am in love with pandora!!!! i think it's better than sliced bread! - and don't feel bad. i just found out about it a couple of months ago. :-)

Scott said...

I love my Pandora when I listen - although I tend to forget that it exists for months at a time. Thanks for the reminder.

It is cool how it isn't stuck on genres but rather the qualities of the songs - makes for interesting segues for sure.

SB