When I listen to my primary station, George Fitzgerald, on my iMac at work I hear
the usual artists and maybe 5% new artists based on your algorithms and my
thumbs up and down. This has been consistent with all of my playlists over the
years. A month or so ago, this same station started playing 95% new artists
when I listen via my iPhone. The genre is similar but this has never happened before.
Device shouldn't matter, right? Thanks for any advice.
@Kimberly5 Sorry to hear that your stations aren't playing the way you want them to.
The device you are using should not play a factor in what music plays on your stations.
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.
Hope this helps!