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Congratulations! Your CD “Time Flies (Original Master)” has been accepted into Pandora’s Music Genome Project

January 7, 2014 at 11:11am

Happy New Year!

I submitted my music to Pandora several years ago.

I received the following notification by email on Monday, January 6, 2014 … sweet!

Hi Chris Burnett – Congratulations! Your CD “Time Flies (Original Master)” has been accepted into Pandora’s Music Genome Project.

**NOTE: Since your music is going to be added to Pandora’s collection, you’ll want to make sure you register with SoundExchange, the entity responsible for collecting and distributing digital performance royalties. 

The next step is for you to fill in the Submission Agreement Form and mail us your CD. Please read all of the information on this form carefully before mailing your CD to us. Incorrectly mailed CDs will be donated to the public library. All of the relevant information for you to submit your music or comedy is contained on this form.

SUBMISSION AND INCLUSION PROCESS

We’re excited about your music or comedy, and look forward to hearing it on Pandora. That said, we do have a large volume of music or comedy arriving every day. As a result, it can take a while for accepted submissions to be fully processed. It’s not unusual for three months to elapse between the time a submission is accepted and the moment it is available publicly on Pandora.

In case it helps, here’s a breakdown of the steps on our end that need to be completed before your music or comedy shows up on a Pandora station:

  1. Your music or comedy is accepted into the Music Genome Project
  2. Completed Submission Agreement Form with CD arrives at the Pandora office
  3. Album is loaded into the Music Genome Project system
  4. Tracks from the album are analyzed by a musicologist
  5. Analyses are verified by a senior analyst
  6. Data is transferred to the Pandora system
  7. Your music or comedy is available on Pandora

We know it’s difficult to wait, and we regret that we can’t give you more regular updates on your submission. If you’re concerned about any aspect of your submission, please wait until at least 8 weeks after your acceptance date to follow up. We’ll be happy to check on the status of your submission then. In the meantime, the best place to search for your music or comedy on Pandora is Pandora Backstage: http://pandora.com/backstage

Now that you’ve read the information above, print out the following Submission Agreement Form and CAREFULLY follow the instructions to mail your CD to us.

Thanks for providing us with a great new addition to our collection. We look forward to introducing your music or comedy to thousands of new fans over the years to come.

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Never (ever) give up! … Cb