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Get more out of Pandora via Lifehacker

Posted by maxhedrm on September 23, 2006

For those of you that have found Pandora, this might be a handy article. There are some pretty good tips.

Technophilia: 15 ways to get more out of Pandora

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For the Pandora Folks.

Posted by emac3326 on September 18, 2006

OK, for those of you interested in Pandora — and right now that is Brent, Karl, and Corey — here’s the scoop. I got in touch with Dina at Pandora and she said Tim, who will be conducting the town meeting, will be available Thursday and Friday. They will be happy to arrange an interview with us, which is great news.

I’m going to get back in touch with Dina to see if I can set the plans in concrete, so to speak, but I also need to make sure Brent, Corey, and Karl are available prior to the town hall meeting at 7. Dina suggests you come by around 6:30, but I am going to suggest 6, if Tim is available that early. She said it will not be possible to tape the event — I’m not sure why — but you might be able to “roll tape” and see what you can get by just being in the audience.

I think that having an chance to interview Tim directly is fantastic. This guy is really interesting, so you need to do a little bit of homework and preparation beforehand. One sign of a good interviewer is being prepared and not always asking the obvious.

Tim from Pandora
So, below, are a few links to get you started.

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

There is a book out on the future of music. I have it and have read a good bit of it. You might want to check out the book and blog for what’s going on. The authors were interviewed on IT Conversations, and the link to the podcast is here. I doubt you will be able to read the book before the town hall meeting, but you can at least check out the interview. It’s about a half-hour.

Future of Music

There is an organization called, naturally, the future of music, but I don’t think it’s associated with the book. It’s worth browsing their blog.

Pandora’s Wikipedia entry.

The Genome Project. (Make sure you are familiar with this as Tim was a founder and it’s at the center of Pandora.)

And do Google and Technorati searches on Pandora to see what reviewers and bloggers are saying about the service. I am sure there is some interview fodder there.

This should at least get you started. I will let you know if I hear more from Dina.

Also, if there are others who want to go, that’s OK with me, although at this time the core interview team will be Brent, Corey, and Karl. If you see a tie-in with your podcast, we might be able to work something out for you — Cone, how about an examination of the interaction with the Pandora interface? What’s in the future? Can you take Pandora with you?

Man, I wish I could go …

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