Amazon funded streaming music service Songza today launched Music Concierge. The free ad-supported service matches a user’s day, time, device and context to create a-curated playlist designed to cure "stale iPod syndrome"
After clicking through a few simple options that identify things like the time of day, context (at work?) and your musical preferences (jazz, indie, etc.), the music starts. Player controls include Pandora-like features (skip, thumbs up or down) that adjust the offering. Unlike Pandora, which can take some effort to fine tune based on your artist preferences and their proprietary music genome system, I found Songza's Music Conceirge instantly enjoyable.
Songza has been through a number if iterations searching for a formula that set's it apart. Though I can't imagine it replacing my music collection or personal Spotify playlists, for the many times when music is in the background, yet needs to fit the mood, Songza has a winner with Music Concierge.