Pandora Uses Musical Traits to Deliver Music
The heart of the Pandora Radio Service is the underlying Pandora Music Genome Project database. It creates the playlist we hear by first choosing a random song from our selected arts and then defining its characteristics to find the next song. These characteristics include the arrangement, beat, form, harmony, lyrics, melody, orchestration, rhythm, syncopation, tempo, vamping, and the song’s voice. You can then read these characteristics in the bottom portion of the player, or by clicking the “Why did you play this song?” option from the album art right-click menu. The service currently works with more modern music such as rock, pop, and hip-hop, but they plan on adding additional genres in the future.