Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pandora's Box is OPEN!

Well not really, but the website http://www.pandora.com/ is one of the coolest sites that I have seen to date. As a musician, it is a MUST SEE!!!!!!!!!! Basically, it is an online radio that you CONTROL and it is FREE! The user types in their email address and then can select music by genre, sub-genre, and even artist. They then create a "station" for that artist or genre that will play that specific artists music or something similar.

In my humble opinion, it seems like the variety and amount of music is unlimited. It even has music from obscure artists (even solo trombonists - how much more obscure can one get?). The only downside is that you can't download music, but if you want to take it with you, Pandora can be downloaded to function on an iPhone, on Facebook, or other file as well.

As a teacher, I am recommending this to all of my students. Yes they will probably only want to listen to "their music" but they should never again have to say that they haven't heard the music of ___ musician. I am not in the habit of recommending a website to people, but I have to make an exception in this case. Parents & Students, please check this out: http://www.pandora.com/.

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