Pandora Radio, the internet radio service that is personalized to musical attributes (vocal style, guitar riffs, etc.), is releasing Pandora 2.0, the major overhaul of the original iPhone application later tonight.
Pandora is set to now include artist biographies, ability to create a station using an individual song or artist, streaming samples of bookmarked songs, a song progress bar, and other features.
"Since we started back in 2000, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. It's the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken. Together our team of fifty musician-analysts has been listening to music, one song at a time, studying and collecting literally hundreds of musical details on every song," says Pandora's Web site.
"It takes 20-30 minutes per song to capture all of the little details that give each recording its magical sound - melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics ... and more - close to 400 attributes! We continue this work every day to keep up with the incredible flow of great new music coming from studios, stadiums and garages around the country," also says the website.
News source: iWinUX