Name David Seltzer
Class 481
Year 2012
Quarter Winter
Section 01
Presentation Date
Presentation Given
Topic(s) Pandora Radio, Music Genome Project


The Music Genome Project was created in 1999 with the purpose of "capturing the essence of music at the fundamental level". The project describes songs using roughly 400 attributes. The songs are then organized using complex math algorithmes. MGP creates a vector from the attributes of a song and uses distance functions to suggest similar songs.

Pandora Radio owns the Music Genome Project and uses it for playing songs on its radio stations.

Presentation Material



"About the Music Genome Project." Pandora. Last Visited Jan, 2012.

"Music Genome Project." Wikipedia. Last Visited Jan, 2012.

"Consumer item matching method and system." US Patent. Last Visited Jan, 2012.