Friday, May 18, 2012

PANDORA: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Station

During Jazz Fest, we had the pleasure of attending a Pandora town hall meeting at Hotel Monteleone with Pandora founder, Tim Westergren. At the meeting, Tim spoke about the roots and origins of the most successful internet radio company. Needless to say, what Tim had to say was inspiring, while clearly representing the true risks of starting an entrepreneurial venture. Tim made Pandora successful with a lot of resources, but mainly heart. Preservation Hall shares this value, as we were once an entrepreneurial venue 50 years ago.

Tim Westergren, Found of Pandora

"At Pandora, we have a single mission: To play only music you'll love. (OK, we've added comedy as well so we're also up for playing some jokes you'll love.)"

"With Pandora you can explore this vast trove of music to your heart's content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs, artists or genres into Pandora and let the Music Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you."

If you haven't already, check out and create a free account! We would love to see our distant relatives (you) create a Preservation Hall Jazz Band station.

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