The world of online music is growing rapidly. Every day, thousands of new tracks by new artists are uploaded to the Internet. Soon all recorded music will be online and available for you to listen to anywhere at any time, on any device.
However, this seemingly endless supply of new music creates a problem for a music listener. How can you find music that you will like when there are millions and millions of tracks to choose from?
In this blog, I write about the world of online music discovery and recommendation. I look at the tools available to help people find music. I examine some of the issues that can make music recommendations go bad. I also write about things that I find generally interesting including programming, data visualization, playing games, and (of course) music.
About the author: Paul is the Director of Developer Platform for The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company located in Somerville Massachusetts. Paul serves on a number of program committees including the International Society for Music Information Retrieval and UMAP 09. He is the Industrial Co-Chair of RecSys’09. You can reach Paul by email at Paul [at] EchoNest.com.