Archive for the ‘Music Suggestion’ Category

Comparing Music Suggestion Applications: Pandora, Musicovery, iLike, Jango, and StumbleAudio

August 8th, 2008

This week we talked about music applications, specifically web 2.0 applications that help us find and discover new artists. All of the applications mentioned refer to themselves as "radios," one way sources of music - but that's analog radio. Radio web 2.0 is interactive, suggestive, and able to cross music genres at the click of a mouse. We judged the "radios" by how they suggested music, how easy they were to use, and how much we discovered about new artists. Read More »

StumbleAudio: Engine For Music Discovery

August 8th, 2008

StumbleAudio LogoStumbleAudio is for the music searcher. It is a music database that lets the user "stumble" across titles in a genre and vote for what they like. Incredibly easy to use and visually appealing, StumbleAudio is a great engine for the user who is randomly exploring for new music. The first thing to know about StumbleAudio is that it is album oriented. Whenever you stumble on an track, you are presented with the entire album of that artist, and able to navigate through it. Read More »

iLike: Find What Music You Like And I Like

August 7th, 2008

iLike ListingOne of the major elements in web 2.0 has been the application of social networking, and we've seen it integrated into anything from blogging to politics. iLike, the web 2.0 application for music discovery, uses the favorite tracks of the community - specifically friends - to bring you music recommendations. Read More »

Jango: Music Suggestion And Networking

August 6th, 2008

Jango ListingLet's jump in. From the beginning Jango is off to a good start - there's no download, and you don't even need a login to get streaming music with suggestions. Jango will let you create a "station," which is to say a starting point for your music playlist, and will cater the streaming music to that choice. Vote up or down with the emoticon icons near the top or forward to the next song with the track controls at top left. Read More »

Musicovery: Music And Discovery

August 5th, 2008

Musicovery ListingWith a name that blends "music" and "discovery," Musicovery is aptly monikered. A music suggestion engine with a visually oriented interface, Musicovery lets the user sample music by genre and mood. Read More »

Pandora: Music Genome Project And Suggestion Site

August 4th, 2008

Pandora ListingPandora, the online radio station that is driven by community input, is as ambitious as it is addictive, and worthy of its mythological Greek namesake. Named by ancient gods as the "gift of all," Pandora has changed the way people think of radio, turning a one way listening experience into an interactive experience. Read More »

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