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Welcome! Come Introduce Yourself

ChrisPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Greetings and welcome to the Pandora for Creators Community! This is a space to learn about AMP tools, connect with other creators and get support.

My name is Chris and I am one of the Moderators and a Lead Support Specialist on the AMP team 🙂

If you are new to Pandora for Creators, please introduce yourself! You can feel free to include:

• A link to your music and/or podcast on Pandora
• An artist that inspires you
• Your favorite AMP tool

I’m happy to kick this off!

Here is a link to my band on Pandora.

David Byrne is an artist who truly inspires me. I was fortunate enough to see him perform a few years ago and marveled at how he was able to reimagine songs I’ve heard a million times to sound fresh & exciting with new live arrangements.

The AMP tool I think is special is Artist Audio Messages. It is such a unique way to connect with your audience that can only be found on Pandora.

Once again, welcome and don’t feel shy!

Chris | Friendly Neighborhood AMP Support
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146 Replies

KollectionMG
Local Performer

Thank you for the welcome! I look forward to my team being a part of this community.

JameyMurphy
Local Performer
Always a pleasure to hear from you.

Lucid-Lounging
Underground

Hello, all. Great to be here. I was asked a good question today, about who my music is primarily for... I'm a producer of "vibe" music, which is intended to be songs that focus primarily on the "feeling" you get from the music; rather than a singer relaying how they feel. The groove is the FOCUS. I produce music and do my own video production. Vacation or "stay-cation" venues are the scenes my music is the background for. When you need to get in that "chill space" because of life's stresses and situations, or fighting to improve your outlook on a situation... Going through a "thang", or trying get at that certain someone... Or maybe just sitting in your chill spot, taking a few breaths and focusing. That's when the value of the Vibe kicks in. Start your day with good, positive vibes. Study or invest a little time into a good hot bath/shower. I got you. My most recent album on Pandora is "Beats And Basslines" here: https://pandora.app.link/eIDGQYsbdIb 

My inspiration comes from many genres of music, as I get carried away by the artistry of well crafted music.

higgins_brian
Local Performer

Greeting Chris and everyone here at Pandora. I am a classical guitarist living in Mount Rainier, Maryland, USA. I have an EP which will be out soon, no date yet officially, Selected Works of Fernando Sor.

My Pandora page: https://www.pandora.com/artist/brian-higgins/ARtbhzctJwnx4lc

Inspiration : While it is hard to choose one, that would go to Frederick Noad, a Master of the Guitar, and whose book I still work out of.

I am so new to Amp that I don't even know what the tools are, so I am interested to learn.

 

ChrisPandora
Moderator
Moderator

@Lucid-Lounging - I love the dub influences in your music! I'm a sucker for reggae riddems so this is very cool. Thanks for sharing it with us!

@higgins_brian - Your guitar work is so peaceful and relaxing. Very grounding music! 

Chris | Friendly Neighborhood AMP Support
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D-Mystro-M
Local Performer

Hello Chris, how you doing ? I go by D Mystro M. I just released 2 new singles recently and hope to get some radio play. I have been creating music for many years and man how things have changed. Both new songs are radio friendly and very dance-able. one is a country 2 step and really funny so if you need a good laugh check it out. It is Titled " The PooDeeDoo" https://www.pandora.com/artist/d-mystro-m/the-poodeedoo/ALcqnx6c54dbJmk..   The other is Titled " Vamonos" and is a Latin/rock dance song and is doing good over here in the club. https://www.pandora.com/artist/d-mystro-m/vamonos/vamonos/TRxztKrth5pXqpX..  I have been producing music for over 30 years but these are the first 2 songs that i did completely by myself with the exception of a female friend doing some back round vocals for me. I also like to know how i can get the credits and other information corrected. I thought my distributor would take of that after I sent them all the info but so far No go? Okay that's all i have for now so take care and Thanks.  Have a good day..

Lucid-Lounging
Underground
Thank you for your encouragement! I wish to share chill vibes with
everyone. I use Funk, Country, Folk, Soul, Hip-hop elements... Something
you can "feel" when you hear it, and find your zone. Great music exists in
many genres, and it binds us all on a spiritual level, if you open yourself
to it. I have 2 selections for anyone who just needs to check out of their
stress for awhile and unwind. Feel free to comment. I appreciate it. 1 is
minimalist, Blues & funk-based "Escape Into Sound"
<> (Heavy Chill Mode @
55bpm) And the other is just a blend of several styles with similar roots
(blues,country, funk, reggae) But I think it's my signature style of unique
chill. I hope you all like it. "Feel The Funk"
<>

toddsmith
Underground

Hey Chris,

My name is Todd Smith.  I just released my latest song this week called Keep On Fighting. I will be releasing several more songs off my "Leave It To Love" EP.  https://www.pandora.com/artist/todd-smith/ARqZggr6tjk5klk

I'm also in a group called Selah. https://www.pandora.com/artist/selah/ARwh6bw4ftVfqx6

We have been at it for 27 years and our largest streaming platform is Pandora. 

I'm excited to be a part of this community.

Todd Smith

ChrisPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Good to see you @toddsmith

Your solo work and Selah have done so well on Pandora! Congratulations!!

You and your team always do such a great job utilizing the AMP tools to promote new music and upcoming shows. I should know since I've personally reviewed a bunch of those Artist Audio Messages lol.

Welcome!

Chris | Friendly Neighborhood AMP Support
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toddsmith
Underground

Thank you so much! Pandora has been amazing for us!  It is by far our largest streaming service!  

Amp just added my solo song "Keep On Fighting" to Fresh Cuts!

I would love to have Selah's new song "Higher Name" added also. https://pandora.app.link/FPjZVokvNIb

The Grammy's is posting an exclusive acoustic version of "Higher Name" on all their socials for their "Good Vibes Only" series on social media!

Todd

toddsmith
Underground

They are posting tomorrow!

Charismagnetic
Local Performer

Hello!  new here.  Only one song released currently with another set for release on May 15th.  

Here is my Artist Profile on Pandora.  

I've just recently claimed and verified my profile, but had no idea that Pandora Curates differently for Radio.  I am happy to see that there is a path towards having music curated for radio and playlists.  

I haven't had a chance to explore AMP tools just yet.  Any advice or direction in where to start is much appreciated. 

I'm a big fan of John Price as a songwriter and story teller.  I hope to be able to channel his abilities some day.

Brian

zachbailey
Local Performer

Hey what's up y'all, 

My name is Zach Bailey (he/they) and I make indie-alt-pop-rock tunes a midwest family (who goes to drag brunch) could enjoy.  

Link to my latest release on Pandora here: https://pandora.app.link/4BjIfoY6SIb

I've been loving Adrianne Lenker's album lately (especially after taking her songwriting course through School of Song)— her perspective is so vulnerable and brilliant and life giving I love it.  

And then I'm new to the Pandora Creators community, but love all the opportunities for engagement so far like this forum and tagging on insta.  Thanks @ChrisPandora for hosting this space.  Feels like I'm entering into a community which is sweet <3. 

I look forward to engaging with everyone more!

Cheers, 

Zach

ChrisPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Hey @Charismagnetic - I appreciate you stopping by and sharing your music with us.

Yes, Pandora does operate a little differently then the other DSPs. When we analyze a song for radio playback, we qualify the musicological components of the song. Based on this data, the matching algorithm will create a station populated with artists with similar data.

If you're unfamiliar with our analysis process, here's an article outlining how we do it. 

(There may be a paywall with that NY Times article...)

For more information about the AMP tools, I would highly recommend checking out the AMP Playbook and signing up for one of our free webinars. The webinars are a lot of fun plus you can connect with members of the Pandora curation team. You can see the upcoming webinars in the Creator Events page here.

Cheers, Brian!

Chris | Friendly Neighborhood AMP Support
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ChrisPandora
Moderator
Moderator

Wooo this sounds so good @zachbailey! The production for "See Ya Next Time" is really sharp. Rippin' solo! Your sound kind of reminds me of Westerman too, who I really adore.

I have some friends who have also participated in Adrianne Lenker's songwriting course! They spoke highly of it and got me intrigued. What were some take aways you got from it?

Feel free to share new releases with us and definitely tag us on Socials!

Chris | Friendly Neighborhood AMP Support
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Elzamusic
Local Performer

Hi Ya'll,  My name is Elza and I've been creating music for TV and Film for well over 20 years.I have a new single that I will be releasing in just a few weeks & a song that will be featured on "Ruby and the Well" Season 4, and I'm really about the possibilities of getting started with AMP and finally accessing my artist profile on Pandora. I'm applying to get access to AMP & hopefully to get more of my more current music on Pandora, but Unfortunately my first album is linked with another artist with the same name cause it's somehow mixed up with another artist... but I did create a playlist with my album using my personal pandora account: ,https://www.pandora.com/playlist/PL:204878600820752950:1207629251

Hopefully everything will get straightened out soon 🙂 Thanks!! Happy to be here in the artist community at Pandora!

Best,

Elza

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mazatch
Local Performer

hi,  this is Marta Z, I'm a violinist (martazmusic) and a producer with a little indie label. I release my and other recording artists' works under several artist names, like Horizon Reverie or Marta Z

My favorite tool on AMP is the Featured Track, nowhere else have I seen such an incredibly effective tool for artists. I also love the sense of community through creator webinars. 

My influences are eclectic, from obscure modern classical composers like Vitezslava Kapralova to  Radiohead. 

BuddyBangs
Local Performer

Hi everyone! Chris, Buddy Bangs here! I'm thrilled to be joining and diving into the Pandora community. Based in Los Angeles, CA, I'm a music producer who has had the pleasure of collaborating with various artists and working on TV & Film projects. Embracing my new journey as an instrumental artist is incredibly exciting.

I recently released my first instrumental EP, aiming to offer listeners a calm, chill, and exciting experience. Below is link to my music; I'd truly appreciate it if you could take a moment to listen.

https://pandora.app.link/uaDDdOSecJb 

As I navigate Pandora AMP, I'm still getting accustomed to the tools, but I'm eagerly anticipating the upcoming webinar on May 1st to learn more.

As I continue to evolve as an artist, I'm looking forward to connecting with fellow artists and curators on the Pandora platform.

Best,

Buddy

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Lucid-Lounging
Underground

Hi, Elza. You are precisely the person whom can tell me how to go about earning a "toe in the door" for my music to be featured in film and t.v. If you'd listen to a couple of my tracks and tell me what you think, I would be very appreciative. My tracks would fit well in certain scenes and ad spaces. You can listen here: 

https://lucidloungingmultimedia.com/music-downloads#digital-albums

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Tapmusicband
Underground

Hi Chris,

I am looking forward to the webinar on the 8th as a newbie to this platform. In the mean time I am trying to get set up for our band. Can you please explain how to best use the TAG tool? 

Thanks so much for your time!

Sending some love from T.A.P.

Cindy for T.A.P.
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