All of my stations typically refuse to ever update with newer music. For example if i play “emarosa radio” it will not play any music from the last 3 albums even after skipping through 40 songs. If i login to a pc and play “emarosa radio” there is a mode that lets me select “new releases” but this is not a fix. Clearly we all want to play our favorite radio stations and hear a blend of the artists music and not just the music that artist had the first time we listened to that radio station 6 years ago. One more example, two years ago i had pandora play “doja cat radio” , if i ask pandora to play that station right now it will not play any of the music from the new album.
@Valis678 Thank you for your feedback around your stations not playing newly released music.
I understand that it's frustrating not to hear newer tracks on your stations, but there's no way to control when or how often particular songs will play. Because of our licenses, we have to limit the predictability of a certain song or artist from playing on those services.
That said, I do see you are currently upgraded to Pandora Premium.
With this level of subscription, you do have the ability to stream content on-demand (such as newer releases that are put on Pandora by specific artists), as well as create new playlists where you can pick and choose what songs you actually want to hear.
I recommend taking advantage of those features since you are upgraded to Pandora Premium - this will likely improve your listening sessions, as you'll be able to manually select the music you want to hear at the time.
Hope this helps!
@Valis678 Thanks for following up.
It's true there can be a certain amount of repetition in some stations. Each listener has different tastes when it comes to hearing the familiar versus discovering new songs. Finding the right balance for each individual is something we continue to work on.
In the meantime, here are some things you can do to improve your stations:
Running through these steps should increase the variety of the station pretty quickly.
Hope this helps!
For me, Pandora is all about discovering new-to-me music. The algorithm that the company started with would analyze music along musical axes, which was innovative and unique.
If the algorithm is re-run every time you open the app, it SHOULD show newer music that sounds like the songs you seeded the station with. That doesn't happen today. Stations get stale and the songs in their rotation never seem to change.
My guesses are that
I used to be a Premium subscriber, but I dropped it when I moved overseas (Pandora is US only). Now I'm back in the USA and I'd love to get back on Pandora, but I'm finding the stations I made before are pretty stale and repetitive.
I'll try some of those "modes" suggested above. Though I'm using an ancient iPhone to serve music and I'm pretty sure the modes aren't in its UI.
Anyway. Thanks for listening!