New Age Music and Politics


The Radio Streaming Service Pandora seems to know everything about us:

The 14-year-old online radio service known for crafting virtual radio stations based on a user’s music preference plans to premiere a new advertising service. And the new feature will allow candidates and political organizations to target the majority of its 73 million users based on their political leanings, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Does Pandora read you well? According to the company, if you like Yanni, or other New-Age music, you are likely to lean slightly right. But if you have a Daft Punk-themed station, you’re likely to lean strongly left. The Wall Street Journal created a quiz with some of Pandora’s other findings.

Read it here.

This is the first time in my 25 years of New Age music that I hear that you are “likely to lean slightly right” if you like this genre. Where are the New Age music yoga hippies in this?