Not sure what happened, whether the algorithm has changed or if they have fewer licensed artists, but it seems to repeat a LOT. I thought the entire point of the service was that it took your cumulative activity on the station (Seeds, thumbs up, thumbs down) rather than just the MOST RECENT to determine your station.
In the past, it seemed like it was much more varied. The reason I THUMB UP things I like is because, well, I LIKE them. But I'd think that would be balanced out by say, me thumbs-upping 10 songs for some artist 10 years ago, or those that I have used to seed my stations throughout the years. But it seems like it just likes to play what I JUST thumbed up. So, within a 2 hour period, I might hear the same artist like, 4 or 5 times when I KNOW that I have a good variety on that station. And this happens with a few artists, so I'm hearing the same 5 or 6 artists over and over again. Don't get me wrong, I LIKE those artists and enjoy hearing them, but I seem to remember getting more variety. And this isn't one listening session (which used to happen before) but every time I log onto that station.
Is there a way for the algorithm to be put back to look at the cumulative history of our activities on that station? Thank you and Happy Holidays!
@Pallas_Athena Sorry to hear that your stations aren't playing the way you want them to.
Pandora stations adapt with every song to try to find the right music for you. It does this by using a combination of the detailed information in the Music Genome Project, the station seeds and Thumbs feedback you have given along with feedback given by other listeners under similar conditions.
There are a number of variables that come into play when selecting the next song:
The complete range of musical attributes for all of the songs we have by the artist you used to create the station. For example, for a station based on Brian Eno, you might hear rock songs and ambient music. You might try creating a station from one of the artist's songs instead (e.g. Lucky Star by Madonna). This should make the station much more specific.
To improve your stations, here are a couple of things to try:
If you need help editing your stations, let me know.
Of course, Pandora Premium subscribers can also create custom playlists in order to have complete control of what they hear on Pandora. If you want more information about that, let me know.
Thanks so much for listening!
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