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The Music Industry is Moving and Shaking
Date: May 20, 2009
Location:Santa Barbara
The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Central Coast Presents: The Music Industry is Moving and Shaking!! Featuring Tim Westergren, Founder of Pandora. The world of music has changed - and with it opportunity!! First the new music delivery mechanisms - Internet, iPods, iPhone and Sonos - sent music in a new direction… …and then came the Music Genome Project and Pandora - an automated music recommendation and Internet radio service. Pandora: Revolutionizing the Way You Discover, Listen to, and Acquire Music Pandora is an automated music recommendation and Internet radio service created by the Music Genome Project. Users enter a song or artist, and the service plays selections that are musically similar. Users provide feedback - which Pandora takes into account for future selections. While listening, users are offered the ability to buy the music at Amazon MP3 or iTunes. Over 400 different musical attributes are considered when selecting songs. These are combined into larger groups called focus traits. There are 2,000 focus traits. Examples are rhythm syncopation, key tonality, vocal harmonies and instrumental proficiency. See http://www.mitcentralcoast.com
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