Pandora's Box Closed Again

I read about Pandora on Skrocki's blog and fell head over heels in love with this website. It's something like an online radio station that you can customize. You can tell it for example that you want to hear songs from artists like Celine Dion, and it might not play Celine for you but it will play songs that are in her same genre. Then you can vote on the songs it plays for you and it's more likely to re-play the ones you liked.

So now that I'm completely hooked on this site I logged on this morning and found this message:
"We are deeply, deeply sorry to say that due to licensing constraints, we can no longer allow access to Pandora for listeners located outside of the U.S. We will continue to work diligently to realize the vision of a truly global Pandora, but for the time being we are required to restrict its use. We are very sad to have to do this, but there is no other alternative."

That totally stinks! I'm going to need to check myself into some sort of music halfway house now.

Comments:

VPN in over to Menlo and play from there. ;)

Posted by Thin Guy on April 04, 2008 at 04:29 AM CST #

I fell in love with Pandora awhile ago too!!!! but I told it I liked John Mayer and it gave me all these blues artists - which, I do like blues, but at the time I wanted smoky vocals with jazzy undertones like John, and I got - nothing. guess there wasn't a lot out there like John Mayer? Who knows. anyway it was a great site, and I'm sad to hear it go.

Posted by christin on April 04, 2008 at 05:36 PM CST #

I cant believe how clueless you are about the online world :) Shocked really :) How can you have not heard of Pandora :) Try last.fm and see if it works for you. I like last.fm more because it has a bigger collection of Indian classical music.

Posted by Shubho on April 06, 2008 at 05:49 PM CST #

Check out www.witopia.net. I use them (they specifically make it a point to allow Pandora)

Posted by Chris D on April 15, 2008 at 11:07 AM CST #

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