I have a feeling that everything is done by an algorithm. Being that nothing is done officially by humans. However, I would love to see pandora become more of a streaming service where humans can take control of the things they want to hear.
Yes, we're able to vote for songs we want to hear with the thumbs up and downvotes. However, I feel that their needs to be a way for us as users to have a better way of voting for the music we would like to hear. For instance, it would be amazing if we were given the option to vote on an entire station instead of just a song.
@Vikkicpoet @RyanKuc2019 Pandora has a team of music analysts that take the music that we ingest and analyze songs based on 450+ different attributes so we can then build stations of songs that go together better than any other streaming service.
In addition to music analysts, we have curators who are actually human beings that handpick songs for stations and playlists based on the analysis of our music analysts + the Music Genome Project. Your thumbs and the rest of thumbs from all of our listeners actually have an influence on which songs/artists make it to certain stations and playlists. 👍