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Pandora has defied all odds in it’s success throughout the United States and Europe.   Last quarter, Pandora recorded an astonishing $200 million in total revenue (Miller).   Pandora has not always been a success story and has suffered through the pains most start-up companies must endure.   Pandora was founded in 2000 by Tim Westergren, and   it took the company more than nine years to record a profitable quarter.   What makes Pandora different and better than Spotify or SlacerRadio is The Music Genome Project, which is the most sophisticated and complicated music recommending program to date (Pandora).
Pandora was not the first program to take an academic approach to classify music.   Alan Lomax, best known for recording and popularizing the likes of Leadbelly, Muddy Waters, Woody Guthrie, Mississippi Fred McDowell, and Jelly Roll Morton, dedicated the last 30 years of his career (he died in 2002) to an elaborate, lofty, and ultimately unfinished project called the Global Jukebox.   “Global Jukebox” was the first music recommendation software, and used social, cultural, historical, and regional connections of art forms to recommend music.   And, just as the Music Genome would, Lomax employed hundreds of trained research assistants to code and input thousands of songs into a central database. There are 4,400 in all, spanning 400 cultures, everything from Pygmy recordings to American pop tunes. This is only a portion of what Lomax intended. A series of strokes in the 1990s prevented him from getting the Jukebox past the prototype stage.
Like “Global Jukebox”, The Music Genome Project is based on a music notation system.   The difference is the categories it uses to classify music.   The Music Genome Project has no concept of genre, user connections or ratings. It does not care what other people who like a certain artist also like. When you create a radio station on Pandora, it uses a radical approach to delivering your personalized selections. It analyzes the musical...

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