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What Are the Best Pandora Stations for Writers?

logo_pandora.jpgThe music streaming website Pandora counted 40 million registered users this year. The free service generates a customized radio station for every band in a musical database, playing similar-sounding music in an uninterrupted stream. This continuous stream of similar-sounding music is perfect for the extended focus of a writer.

What are your favorite Pandora stations for writing? This GalleyCat editor prefers listening to the stations created for Explosions in the Sky and Cloud Cult to maximize his writing focus.

Here’s more about the music selection process, from the site: “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.”

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