Little Richard is one of the most iconic legends of rock 'n' roll. With his feverish, boogie-woogie, piano style and his hair-raising howls, he has influenced everyone from Sir Paul McCartney to Amy Winehouse. He was also one of the very first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Listen to this playlist and you'll hear how he turned gospel, blues, soul, R&B and rock 'n' roll into his own inimitable sound.
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In the early-1960s, rock and roll in its purest form was gradually overtaken by pop rock, beat, psychedelic rock, blues rock, and folk rock, which had grown in popularity. This week's challenge is all about the 1960's era!
A huge shout out to @mohempstead who volunteered to help us come up with this week's challenge theme and questions! Thank you so much for your help!
Q: A song you like from a band in the 1960's
Q: A song you like from a duet in the 1960's
Q: A song from 1963
Q: A song from 1968
Q: A song from a band that performed at the 1960's Woodstock
Q: A song from an individual artist that performed at the 1960's Woodstock
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As the sun shifts into the earthly sign of Taurus, the overall energy calms down to a steadier and chiller mode. Ruled by pleasure goddess Venus, the season ahead is all about experiencing life through our senses as we allow more beauty and art into our lives. As one of the most musical signs of the zodiac, natives from the sign of the Bull tend to be outstanding singers and musicians, as well as songwriters. Incredibly strong and persistent, these folks know how to set and achieve goals. Yes, Taurus natives are known for having fixed opinions. But they do it because more than any other sign, they know the real value of things, as well as their own self-worth. All you need to do is listen to Adele in “Chasing Pavements” and Enya in “Only Time,” to lose yourself in this sign’s melodious magic. But not all Taurus natives carry themselves the same way - some are a bit edgier when it comes to their musical expression—as seen in Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger.”
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Founded in 1970 by the late Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter, Düsseldorf, Germany's Kraftwerk are considered to be pioneers of electronic music. The band built the roots of this genre during their beginnings in East Germany's krautrock scene. This playlist scratches the surface of Kraftwerk's four decades of studio records (as well as some remixes and live recordings).
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With so many of us still spending more time indoors, it’s not surprising that more and more people are enjoying Pandora via connected home devices like voice-activated speakers, smart TVs, and gaming consoles. Pandora listening on these devices has surged since the beginning of March.
Fortunately, there are more Pandora-enabled smart home products from leading companies to choose from than ever before: Amazon’s Alexa-enabled Echo devices, Google Nest speakers, Roku devices, Sonos sound systems, VIZIO SmartCast® TVs, and thousands of other connected devices.
Our latest brand campaign, “Discover Your Great Indoors,” was inspired by how our listeners have been able to transform every room in their home during this time through the power of music.
Our users are not only using connected devices to find creative ways to bring the outdoors inside, they’re also listening longer throughout the day and exploring all kinds of new content. And what they’re listening to reflects the at-home world we’re currently living in:
Listeners who can’t hit the gym are finding motivation in fast-moving, upbeat exercise at home: Pandora’s Pop and Hip-Hop Power Workout and Pop Fitness stations are among the top-streamed fitness stations during the week.
Families are coming together to find solace and entertainment through music, with co-listening transforming streaming into a social event: Weekend listening has been much higher on connected devices between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. since people have been staying home, with many listeners spending their afternoons and evenings streaming family-friendly content like Radio for Kids and Happiest Tunes on Earth.
Listeners are seeking at-home escapism through gaming: Video game usage is also on the rise, and we’ve seen a month-over-month spike in listeners turning to Pandora-enabled gaming consoles with popular stations for gamers like Hot Drop and Open World .
Music fans are gravitating heavily toward Country music: According to Pandora’s Mood Score analysis of the overarching mood and sentiment prevalent in music genres, the spike in Country listening on stations like Today’s Country and Chill Country indicates that we’re seeking mellow, happy, sentimental, and good-natured music.
…and are missing live music experiences: Pandora’s Top Live Songs destination continues to rise as a stand-in for everyone who is missing live music, proving your living room really is the new Coachella.
Thankfully, there’s a world of content on Pandora to delight listeners of all tastes for any moment – personalized stations, on-demand music, customized playlists, top podcasts, exclusive Pandora Stories, and so much more – whether you’re discovering the great indoors or, someday soon (we hope!), back out and about with the wind in your hair, the sun on your face, and the perfect song on your headphones.
See all of the ways you can enjoy Pandora at home here .
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Pandora’s Artist Marketing Platform (AMP) allows creators to promote their music to more Pandora listeners and engage with fans more deeply through a free suite of powerful self-serve artist marketing tools. And this week we’re introducing “Pandora for Creators” – a free, live online series where artists can learn how to get the most out of AMP tools and reach even more Pandora listeners.
With the current climate driving unprecedented challenges for touring and live performances, artists can keep connecting directly with their fans and building new audiences without ever leaving home thanks to unique AMP marketing tools like:
Artist Audio Messages – Personal, conversational soundbites that artists can record on Pandora to make their fans feel like they’re speaking to them one-on-one.
Featured Tracks – A free promotional boost where Pandora introduces an artist’s track to new listeners on more stations than it would typically reach, increasing the number of spins.
Pandora Stories – A unique tool that lets artists combine the storytelling possibilities of podcasts with the emotional power of music playlists.
Audience Map – A heat map that shows artists where their music is connecting with the most Pandora listeners geographically.
With AMP, artists have access to deep, actionable data insights about who is listening to their music, how they’re listening, and which content resonates with them most.
And now, artists of all kinds can learn the best ways to use AMP tools to their advantage with our new free Pandora for Creators online seminar series, which kicks off this Wednesday, May 6th, at 11am PST/2pm EST. See below for details and registration links.
With Pandora for Creators, members of our Creator Services team will give live online demonstrations of AMP tools, share tips and tricks to use them most effectively, and answer questions directly.
Pandora for Creators is divided into two types of sessions, which will repeat monthly on alternate Wednesdays beginning this Wednesday, May 6th.
Wednesday, May 6: 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST Pandora for Creators: An Introduction to AMP REGISTER HERE
Geared toward new AMP users (or lapsed users who need a refresher) with a complete demonstration and walkthrough of all AMP tools highlighting unique applications that are even more relevant during these times, and an extensive Q&A session with Pandora’s Creator Services team. There will also be an optional, extended, free-form discussion following the session where creators can ask any questions about AMP, Pandora, marketing and technology insights, or anything at all.
Wednesday, May 13: 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST Pandora for Creators: Office Hours REGISTER HERE
A monthly hour-long webinar designed for active AMP users on Pandora who have specific questions or issues in using the platform or its tools. This is a chance to speak 1:1 to members of Pandora’s Creator Services team to help with general questions, technical issues, creative ideas, best practices, or whatever is on their mind.
Existing AMP users will receive updates about ongoing Pandora for Creators sessions via their user accounts.
New users can sign up for AMP here .
Or follow AMP on Twitter at https://twitter.com/pandoraAMP
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