It is so turned around these days.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Can you help me discover more music that I'll like?

Why yes I can. Ok I can't but Pandora Radio can. A friend tipped me to this site. Basicly some techies and musicians with a lot of free time on their hands created a music genome.

So, for example, I like U2, but I don't always want to listen to U2. The music genome has mapped out music that has certain attributes that are common to U2's music and creates a playlist to fit. Then it plays back your "U2" genre music. If you don't like a song just skip to the next track. Here is how a letter on the pandora website reads.

The Music Genome Project

On January 6, 2000 a group of musicians and music-loving technologists came together with the idea of creating the most comprehensive analysis of music ever.

Together we set out to capture the essence of music at the most fundamental level. We ended up assembling literally hundreds of musical attributes or "genes" into a very large Music Genome. Taken together these genes capture the unique and magical musical identity of a song - everything from melody, harmony and rhythm, to instrumentation, orchestration, arrangement, lyrics, and of course the rich world of singing and vocal harmony. It's not about what a band looks like, or what genre they supposedly belong to, or about who buys their records - it's about what each individual song sounds like.

Over the past 5 years, we've carefully listened to the songs of over 10,000 different artists - ranging from popular to obscure - and analyzed the musical qualities of each song one attribute at a time. This work continues each and every day as we endeavor to include all the great new stuff coming out of studios, clubs and garages around the world.

It has been quite an adventure, you could say a little crazy - but now that we've created this extraordinary collection of music analysis, we think we can help be your guide as you explore your favorite parts of the music universe.

Check it out and discover new music!!


At 10:40 AM, Blogger SNAKE HUNTERS said...


God loves a balance
He made angel and devil
These two, prance about


(He also permits Allah,
Jehovah, Shiva, Popes & Grand Ayatollahs, Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson,
and Televangelists(!) and
non-denominational Agnostics

The next time you pray, say
thank you for our 1st Amend-
ment). reb


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