I'm just going to make one more comment/suggestion before unsubscribing to this thread. I'm tired of getting email notifications on a topic that Pandora will never resolve. If you're old like me, you grew up with a tape deck of some sort (reel-to-reel, 8-track, or cassette) and you RECORDED music off the radio. I quit paying $1 a week out of my allowance for whatever new 45 had just come out. I saved that money to buy only the special albums, many of which I still have. So, here's my suggestion. Rip all your CDs and build your own music catalog. Then learn how to use b!t t0rr3nt (misspelled intentionally in case they're censoring) technology to download what you don't already have. There are literally terabytes of free music just sitting out there on other people's shared servers. The unpleasant pop-up ads on P!r@te B@y (dot com) can be blocked. A b!t t0rr3nt client can be configured to shut down and disconnect as soon as your download is complete. This reduces the chances you will be tracked and "dinged" by your ISP for doing something "illegal." (which it's NOT) You can also pay for a VPN to disguise your IP if you're really scared of the download police. Pandora is great if you're looking for NEW music, or fishing for something you've never heard before that is similar to something you already know you like. By all means, continue to use their FREE service, or for that matter use ALL of the others, too. Then make notes of who you gave a thumbs up, and search for them, buy them, or pirate them--that's up to you. You're already listening to free music on Pandora anyway, just like you used to on the radio or on those tapes you might have made. (I found a few from 1977 last year!) Another option is "Y0u Tub3" where just about any individual song you ever heard has been uploaded on video by someone. There are free sites you can use to download and save the audio in mp3 format. Use an old iPhone, or USB flash drive to store it. I create my own "stations" with music I like, and just let it play on random. GET CREATIVE and do it yourself. I did the same kind of thing when I "cut the cord" and dumped ComCrap's TV service. Hell, I even cut my own hair and grow my own vegetables now. Probably saving a couple thou$and a year. I might go completely crazy in the spring and buy some chickens. I'll let them listen to my free music library and maybe they'll lay better. Bye, y'all. It's been fun interacting and griping with you.
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