Pandora’s Jukebox

Interview

Friday, August 13, 2010

Kurt takes a look inside Pandora — a music website that creates personalized streaming radio stations based on your favorite music — with founder Tim Westergren. And Los Angeles Times critic Ann Powers helps Kurt test the system's mettle, trying to build a station that caters to fans of both Yo-Yo Ma and Ludacris.

    Music Playlist
  1. Tightrope
    Artist: Janelle Monae
    Album: The ArchAndroid
    Label: Atlantic Records
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Godgiven Name
    Artist: Solange
    Album: Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams
    Label: Circuit City Exclusive
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. The Fact Is (I Need You)
    Artist: Jill Scott
    Album: Beautifully Human: Words And Sounds Vol. 2
    Label: Hidden Beach Records
    Purchase: Amazon
  4. Wonder How the Old Folks are at Home
    Artist: The carter Family
    Album: On Border Radio - 1939: Vol. 1
    Label: Arhoolie Records
    Purchase: Amazon
  5. Six More Miles to the Graveyard
    Artist: Hank Williams
    Album: The Complete Hank Williams
    Label: Mercury Nashville
    Purchase: Amazon
  6. Farmer Labor Train
    Artist: Woody Guthrie
    Album: Hard Travelin': The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3
    Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
    Purchase: Amazon
  7. I Just Wanna Love You (Give it to Me)
    Artist: Jay Z
    Album: The Blueprint 3
    Label: Roc Nation
    Purchase: Amazon
  8. Right On
    Artist: The Roots
    Album: How I got Over
    Label: Def Jam Records
    Purchase: Amazon
  9. To The Sea
    Artist: Jack Johnson
    Album: To The Sea
    Label: Jack Johnson
    Purchase: Amazon

Guests:

Ann Powers and Tim Westergren

Comments [1]

Nathan Epler from Long Island, NY

In talking about Pandora, Ann Powers said she wished that there was a music site that could accomodate eclectic tastes with a variety of genres.

Pandora can do that if you create a lot of stations, and use "quick mix".

D'oh!!

Aug. 18 2010 11:52 AM

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