Learning Emerging Media

Updated: Pandora is Coming to Town. The Future of Music.

Posted by emac3326 on September 11, 2006

I have mentioned several times about the future of music, not just in podcasts but on the web. Some of you listen to last.fm or Pandora. I like Pandora and have been a big supporter. One of the honchos there sent an email about a tour they are doing in Dallas and thought some of you might be interested. It’s the same day and time as class, but maybe we can work something out. Anybody want to do a podcast interview?

Here is the details:

I’m coming to Dallas! The evening of Thursday, September 21st I’ll be at the Magnolia Theatre for an informal town hall meeting. Hope you can make it. There are lots of Pandora listeners in Dallas, and I thought it would be great to have a chance to meet some of you.

I’ve been holding town hall meetings for the past few months (check out our road trip blog [follow link above] to see where I’ve been and where I’m going). They’ve been great opportunities to talk with folks who are using the service – not only to discuss Pandora, but also to talk about the evolution of the online music world in general.

This free event will be a great opportunity for me to hear what’s on your mind. I’ll also have some cool Pandora stuff for everyone.

WHEN: Thursday, September 21st at 7 pm
WHERE: The Magnolia Theatre
3699 McKinney Avenue

  • Among the questions we hope to tackle:
    How is technology changing the nature of radio?
    How important are community and peers when it comes to discovering music online? What’s the best way to foster community?
  • Can services like Pandora help create a larger middle class of artists who aren’t superstars, but have enough of an audience to support themselves through their music? Do music lovers want more music discovery?
  • I hope you will be able to join me. As I mentioned, we have a lot of listeners in the area, however not all have opted to receive our emails, so please feel free to forward this email on to those you think might like to attend. Again, this is a free event but we’d love to get an idea in advance of how many people are coming so please RSVP.

Hmmm. A field trip maybe?


10 Responses to “Updated: Pandora is Coming to Town. The Future of Music.”

  1. mpecina said

    I have never heard of the group, but I am interested in knowing who they are and what their music is about.

  2. mpecina said

    P.S. This page is not displaying correctly. The HTM link has a large skip.

  3. emac3326 said

    actually, i should clarify. pandora is a web radio experience where users build their own stations. a wonderful way to find new music. http://www.pandora.com

  4. meccapaco said

    This sounds neat. I have long been a Last.fm subscriber (formery audioscrobbler). Pandora had the streaming music thing before last.fm did I think but Last.fm has been shaping up adding a bunch of new features. If other people want to setup interviews for a podcast feature I might be interested.

  5. timofsuburbia said

    I am going to try and catch the tour stop in Durham, NC (supposed to be the day before?).

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  6. klcrawford said

    I think a field trip would be great, and “educational” for those of us feeling dweebie about the online music world. Great idea! Lets Go!

  7. I vote we go!

  8. sounds very interesting, think it would be very informative and would help me learn more about the music aspect…plus who can say no to something where there is free stuff?

  9. i would be down for going. i think the concept of pandora is neat but i keep putting in artists and it recommends other artists who aren’t even in the same genre. -tim

  10. […] Details of the town meeting are here, in the Emac3326 blog. FAQ from Pandora is here. […]

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