Tonight Pandora is making a fundamental change to the way we generate playlists. Up to this point Pandora stations have been driven entirely by the musical characteristics uncovered by the Music Genome Project. While this has provided us with a powerful foundation, we're the first to admit that sometimes we just got it terribly wrong.
Starting tonight we're adding an entirely new dimension to playlist generation: community feedback. Now our listeners' collective feedback has the power to correct for the cases where the "music alone" gets it wrong. When that happens our listeners vote with their thumbs and now - when the evidence is overwhelming that a song just simply doesn't belong on a particular station - that feedback will correct the station, not just for one listener, but for all listeners. In essence all our listeners just became part of the Music Genome Project team. Have a listen and let us know what you think.