It’s a sad day for UK music consumption today. Pandora has been shut down in the UK.
Pandora is/was a fantastic site that allowed you to ‘create your own radio station’ based on your music preferences and those of others using the music genome prject (a complex mathematical algorithm that organises hundreds of types of attributes through millions of songs). It’s such a shame. I don’t fully understand who it was harming, the music industry was undoubtedly gaining revenue from it’s existence, thanks it’s inline promotion to amazon and iTunes. I for one discovered a whole bunch of new music thanks to Pandora, and went out and bought loads of music that I would never of, without it. I hope they win the fight and get it back online for the UK audience.