Tuesday, October 02, 2007

CLP Teen Radio at Pandora.com

Listen up - CLP Teen now has its very own internet radio station run by and for you! Listen to CLP Teen Radio at home or in the library by visiting Pandora.com:

Login: teensmain@carnegielibrary.org
Password: teens

That's all you need to get started, but WE NEED YOU to be a part of this to make it work. Add your favorite music to CLP Teen Radio or create a brand new station full of your music! If you have any questions make sure to ask the Teen staff.

Pandora is a great resource and a fantastic way to find new music. Here's a little more about what they do to get you started.


The Music Genome Project©

On January 6, 2000 a group of musicians and music-loving technologists came together with the idea of creating the most comprehensive analysis of music ever.

Together we set out to capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level. We ended up assembling literally hundreds of musical attributes or "genes" into a very large Music Genome. Taken together these genes capture the unique and magical musical identity of a song - everything from melody, harmony and rhythm, to instrumentation, orchestration, arrangement, lyrics, and of course the rich world of singing and vocal harmony. It's not about what a band looks like, or what genre they supposedly belong to, or about who buys their records - it's about what each individual song sounds like.

Since we started back in 2000, we've carefully listened to the songs of tens of thousands of different artists - ranging from popular to obscure - and analyzed the musical qualities of each song one attribute at a time. This work continues each and every day as we endeavor to include all the great new stuff coming out of studios, clubs and garages around the world.

It has been quite an adventure, you could say a little crazy - but now that we've created this extraordinary collection of music analysis, we think we can help be your guide as you explore your favorite parts of the music universe.

We hope you enjoy the journey.

Tim Westergren
The Music Genome Project

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