Pandora VS Songza (comparison)

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24 Comments to Pandora VS Songza (comparison)

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  2. There is a max # skips now with Songza. Pandora states the reason they prevent too many skips is “Licensing is one of the most expensive aspects of providing the service, and we must pay the full royalties for a song, even if it only plays
    for a few seconds.” Songza states the reason as “Our license restricts the amount of skips you’re allowed to have. Same goes for rewinding our any sort of ‘on-demand’ action.”

  3. Alchemist1

    Songza is still new and growing but I prefer it in some ways to Pandora. Songza is great for discovering music you may never have known existed’. I think that despite not having as large of a library, there is more good music readily available on Songza, especially if you like jazz. I also like that you can find music according to your mood. Pandora I still like, Slacker I like more and so far Songza I like the most.

  4. Favoring Pandora because they list how many songs they have or list their sound quality is like favoring a restaurant because their menu pages are more readable. I say it’s the food (or music) that should earn the plaudits or arrows. (And its sound not wound quality–or were those arrows a bit more potent than you thought).

  5. I think Songza is the winner here. Giving 2 points to Pandora just because we have no information about Songza isn’t really good. Songza have Millions of songs like Eric Davich said and the quality is AT LEAST as good as Pandora ( For Free User ) if not better i can guarantee you that since we can can hear really clearly all the low and high frequencies as well as the bass.

    The most important point , Songza is available ALL AROUND THE WORLD , Pandora is limited to the USA , just that should make Songza the winner , Internet is worldwide limiting it to USA only with ads is stupid to me.

    In my book songza is clearly the Winner , i only have 1 negative point about songza it’s we can see what’s inside a playlist and we cannot see our liked songs it just help us get playlist fitted for us. Other than that Songza is perfect.

  6. Ryan McManus

    Another good point; Songza is available in Canada. Pandora blocks us and probably everywhere but the US(Not positive on that though.).

  7. That’s why I have and love both! The only thing I really hate is Pandora’s ads, and it would be nice if skips were unlimited. Great way to find new songs. I can get bored easily with the songs on my iTunes list.

    • I would rather choose my playlist turn it into a shuffle with a few clicks next to my favorites at that moment….and listen to a 30 second ad in the middle of a two hour set. Pandora wins, sorry

  8. Tommy Twhochips

    To Jerraz65 – Waah – I can’t immediately get unlimited songs of my choice for free, it’s so unfair! (Except maybe to the artists and others who produced them!)

  9. You can create a playlist on Songza but you cannot listen to it. I have tried numerous times but other songs still play even though it tells me I am listening to the playlist I created. Very Annoying

    • I agree, what’s the point of creating a playlist that you can’t listen to. What difference does it make to licensing and royalty distribution. Does it matter that I’m playing the song as opposed to someone else? Either way the song gets played, royalties are paid. I’ve been listening to the same playlist for several weeks and just yesterday I got the “can’t play your own list” message. I call bullshit on that.

  10. You can create a playlist on Songza but you cannot listen to it. I have tried numerous times but other songs still play even though it tells me I am listening to the playlist I created. Very Annoying

  11. You can create a playlist on Songza but you cannot listen to it. I have tried numerous times but other songs still play even though it tells me I am listening to the playlist I created. Very Annoying

  12. You can create a playlist on Songza but you cannot listen to it. I have tried numerous times but other songs still play even though it tells me I am listening to the playlist I created. Very Annoying

  13. You can contribute a playlist and listen to it on Songza. Click on the pencil icon to the right of the search box.

    Songza appears to have a skip limit, too. While it does not define whether the skips are per hour, per station, or per day, try skipping more than six songs in a row and you will not be able to move to the next song.

    • Bob Welch

      The playlists on songza appear to be short because in an hour I hear the same songs agian and again.

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