Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Music Lovers, Listen Up

The Music Genome Project's Pandora Internet Radio website is one of the most amazing websites I have visited in a long time. Here is the deal:

"When was the last time you fell in love with a new artist or song?

At Pandora, we have a single mission: To help you discover new music you'll love.

For almost 7 years now, we have been hard at work on the Music Genome Project. It's the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken. Together our team of 50 musician-analysts have been listening to music, one song at a time, studying and collecting literally hundreds of musical details on every song. It takes 20-30 minutes per song to capture all of the little details that give each recording its magical sound - melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals, lyrics ... and more - close to 400 attributes! We continue this work every day to keep up with the incredible flow of great new music coming from studios, stadiums and garages around the country.

We've now created an interface to make this available to music lovers so they could use this musical 'connective-tissue' to discover new music based on songs or artists they already know.

Pandora is the doorway to this vast trove of musical information. With Pandora you can explore to your heart's content. Just drop the name of one of your favorite songs or artists into Pandora and let the Genome Project go. It will quickly scan its entire world of analyzed music, almost a century of popular recordings - new and old, well known and completely obscure - to find songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. Then sit back and enjoy as it creates a listening experience full of current and soon-to-be favorite songs for you."


MP: Pretty amazing, I typed in a favorite artist "Charles Brown" and it selected and played music by Charles Brown and then selections by Dr. John, Professor Longhair, Bobby "Blue" Bland, and Duke Robillard as similar artists, which I think is pretty accurate. Check it out, sound quality is excellent.

Thanks to Marcella.

2 Comments:

At 2/08/2007 8:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We ALL thank Marcella!!!

 
At 2/08/2007 5:38 PM, Anonymous Marcella said...

I am glad that you liked this website! Not many people know about it, and it's a great idea to post this on your blog, so that everyone else can enjoy it as much as we do!

 

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