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CNET: Search tools target digital music listeners

“A new generation of music recommendation services is emerging, aimed at helping listeners navigate the often bewildering mass of music now legally available online.

One of the most ambitious of these services, dubbed Soundflavor, is launching Thursday. The service, produced by a company called Siren Systems, promises to deconstruct songs into more than 700 component parts, and then make music recommendations based on how listeners’ tastes match these musical elements.”

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Comments

1

I doubt that will be effective.  Simply because there’s so much more to “good music” than just a few hundred audio samples.

Posted by Ryan on December 11, 2003 at 4:46 PM (CST)

2

My main concern with this is that it will be very susceptible to companies “fudging” the data and making popular artists coming up more often, regardless of how well they are matched to your listening preferences.

Posted by wfbberzerker in Whitefish Bay, WI on December 11, 2003 at 6:02 PM (CST)

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Why would you use this over something like Amazon’s recommendations?

Posted by AussieLeigh24 on December 12, 2003 at 6:21 AM (CST)

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