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I was listening to Pandora earlier today, and I noticed that some songs that came up were actually on mixtapes and not albums. For example this screenshot that I took here. That song was from a mixtape that was released in 2007. I'm wondering how does it get songs? Does it scour YouTube, iTunes, Billboard? I know something about the Genome Project but that's pretty much it.

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asked Dec 08 '12 at 21:50

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I'm sure they simply pay the people that publish the songs to add it to their giant list of songs they are allowed to broadcast. Or even the artists/bands directly. It would explain the need for ads or payed service with less/no ads (Pandora One)

answered Dec 09 '12 at 12:29

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Yeah but it's a mixtape. I mean mixtapes you can't release for payment because you didn't clear the samples yet.

(Dec 09 '12 at 12:47) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

it seems that they allow people to mail them CD's to add to their network

http://help.pandora.com/customer/portal/articles/24802-information-for-artists-submitting-to-pandora

still not sure about the mixtapes though since the legal rights are a requirement

answered Dec 09 '12 at 16:47

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edited Dec 09 '12 at 16:47

Hmm, I didn't know that. Still though, this is odd. Also, when I listen to some songs I hear DJ names on it too. For example, if I listened to Ella Y Yo by Aventura and Don Omar, you would hear a DJ name at the beginning of the song. The album version doesn't have that.

(Dec 09 '12 at 17:30) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

Hmm, it seems that they go mostly by the album being available on amazon. There is a chance that the owner of the rights to music by Don Omar, submitted the entire discography.

It also list the remixes by the same artist (eg the song Aunque Te Fuiste and the less good remix version )

(Dec 09 '12 at 21:41) Razor512 Razor512's gravatar image

Like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAXRvduKOQA You hear at the beginning DJ Eligan. That's what Pandora plays, versus the original album version that doesn't have it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4e0hJGOIY8

Now the thing about Amazon makes total sense to me. I couldn't find a song anywhere that played in Pandora but Amazon. No one had it on YouTube or nothing.

(Dec 09 '12 at 21:52) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image
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