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Since we launched our new algorithmic Mood Modes, we've had over a million unique listeners try them out. Yay! We're so glad you like them. Mood Modes are a powerful way to craft your favorite station for the specific vibe you are feeling.

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This month: new blog posts, holiday stations, festive mini challenges, and introducing new mood modes. 

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We’ve noticed a growing interest in mood and wellness programming. In response, we’ve added Mood Modes, an innovative feature catering to our changing state of mind. 

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Stay informed about the latest community updates, AMP features, and improvements we are working on to enhance your experience as part of our community. Whether you're an artist, podcaster, or music enthusiast, this newsletter aims to bring you closer to the heart of the Pandora community. 

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What is the Music Genome Project?

 Inspired by the Human Genome Project of the 1990s and early 2000s, the Music Genome Project (MGP) was conceived by Pandora founder Tim Westergren to catalog the fundamental characteristics of the vast body of recorded music. The goal of this ambitious project was to allow music lovers to discover music based on inherent musical qualities, rather than sales data or industry-backed marketing.  The Music Genome Project provides a detailed analysis of millions of songs, describing features of harmony, rhythm, melody, vocals, instrumentation, lyrics, and more.  This data powers our best-in-class recommendation algorithms. Thanks to the rigorous and detailed music analysis of the Music Genome Project, none of our competitors can come close to the depth of our content understanding.

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