Tell Music-Map an artist you like and it will create a map of the artists they think you will like to become more and more different as you go along.
Music-Map is a great new site for discovering new music based on artists you already love. Music-Map is part of Gnod (Global Network of Discovery), a system based entirely on finding what people like and collecting that information to create informed recommendations on everything from books to art.
It’s a fun and unique way to find new music, just type in an artist you want to hear more similar music from and you’ll get an assortment of bands and artists to explore. The closer they are to the original artist, the more similar or appreciated they are together. Distance is everything.
I’ve only had the chance to explore a few recommendations so far as the suggestions are so good I’ve been stuck listening to new artists every time. Even though they don’t look the same, through the use of a taste-based system, you often come across greatness, regardless of gender.
The creators of Gnod say of ‘Gnoosic’: “Gnod is a self-adapting system that learns the outside world by asking its visitors what they like and what they don’t like. In this case of Gnod, everything revolves around music. Gnod is a kind of music search engine that you don’t know. It will ask you what music you like and then think about what you might like too.
The creator goes on to say, “When I put Gnod online, its database was completely empty. Now it has thousands of bands and quite a bit of knowledge on who likes what. And Gnod is learning more every day.
Go ahead and check out your next favorite bands now. It might not be the most visually pleasing site, but it doesn’t matter when it is that effective! If you want to get involved to help make the system even better, you can share your favorite bands and quickly say if you like the bands they offer.
The system is getting more and more powerful with all who contribute and as I have found it enjoyable, I will be happy to help them develop it even further. Help build Gnoosic here: www.gnoosic.com