Brian just posted ’How Music Recommendation works – and doesn’t work‘ over at his Variogr.am blog. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the state of the art in music recommendation. Here’s an excerpt:
Try any hot new artist in Pandora and you’ll get the dreaded:
Pandora not knowing about YUS
This is Pandora showing its lack of scale. They won’t have any information for YUS for some time and may never unless the artist sells well. This is bad news and should make you angry: why would you let a third party act as a filter on top of your very personal experiences with music? Why would you ever use something that “hid” things from you?
Grab a coffee, sit back and read Brian’s post. Highly recommended.