Pandora: Fighting to save internet radio

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On January 6, 2000 a group of musicians and music-loving technologists came together with the idea of creating the most comprehensive analysis of music ever. They created what we now know as the Music Genome Project. Pandora.com has taken that technology and adapted it to create the most complete and personally tailored music site on the net. And now they need our help. Watch this interview I did with Tim Westergren of Pandora and then head to Save Net Radio to find out what you can do help save the future of free internet radio.

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    lajones

    A student showed me Pandora on my school computer this year.  (I didn't have any money to go out and buy a boom box, and alot of the teacher's stuff was getting stolen anyway)  I love the whole way they put that site together!  I could just put in some names of artists I know I love, and a whole bunch of stuff comes up in that genre.  Wonderful!!  I actually went out and bought some music after hearing it on Pandaro.  (That's odd for me, but well worth it!)

    I hope that they are able to keep Pandora up and running.  In my opinion, the way it's designed will actually help more artist sell their work because some items will get badly needed exposure to the masses if it's free. 

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    lajones

    A student showed me Pandora on my school computer this year.  (I didn't have any money to go out and buy a boom box, and alot of the teacher's stuff was getting stolen anyway)  I love the whole way they put that site together!  I could just put in some names of artists I know I love, and a whole bunch of stuff comes up in that genre.  Wonderful!!  I actually went out and bought some music after hearing it on Pandaro.  (That's odd for me, but well worth it!)

    I hope that they are able to keep Pandora up and running.  In my opinion, the way it's designed will actually help more artist sell their work because some items will get badly needed exposure to the masses if it's free. 

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    Googleman81

    not only do i want the internet radio saved, i also want my pandora back generally! they restricted it´s use outside the usa, so since may im unable to tune in on my own station that i put so much work in and it only plays music i like!

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    Googleman81

    not only do i want the internet radio saved, i also want my pandora back generally! they restricted it´s use outside the usa, so since may im unable to tune in on my own station that i put so much work in and it only plays music i like!

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    racebikeguy

    Pandora, aptly named. I love it. i can see why something like this would get so much attention. this is great.

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    racebikeguy

    Pandora, aptly named. I love it. i can see why something like this would get so much attention. this is great.

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    lajones

    Even if you do not use Pandora yourself....

    PLEASE go to "Save Net Radio" as Laura noted to get contact information for your congressmen/women. 

    Think about those who can't necessarily afford to download stuff all of the time...

    If they've bought the "car" (computer), shouldn't they be allowed to turn on the "radio"  ????

    Won't this increase sales anyway????

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    lajones

    Even if you do not use Pandora yourself....

    PLEASE go to "Save Net Radio" as Laura noted to get contact information for your congressmen/women. 

    Think about those who can't necessarily afford to download stuff all of the time...

    If they've bought the "car" (computer), shouldn't they be allowed to turn on the "radio"  ????

    Won't this increase sales anyway????

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