My main station has over 300 thumbs-up songs. There are some that come up multiple times/day, and some that haven't been played in over 6 months. It seems likely that Pandora is optimizing for license fees over customer preferences. Pandora Premium isn't cheap, and I expect more randomization of thumbs-up songs. Pandora also should be transparent, and make available the play frequency on your station over the past week/month/year. I'm not even talking about presenting new artists or songs. I expect to hear my already-selected songs. In reality, for the cost of 3 months of Pandora Premium I could buy all the songs that come up repeatedly, stick them on my iPhone and ditch Pandora altogether. Currently investigating other services. Pandora has lost its edge.
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