What’s your favorite music visualization for discovery?

In a couple of weeks I’m giving a talk at SXSW called Finding Music with pictures : Data visualization for discovery. In this panel I’ll talk about how visualizations can be used to help people explore the music space and discover new, interesting music that they will like.  I intend to include lots of examples both from the commercial world as well as from the research world.

Ishkur's guide to electronic music - One of my favorite visualizations for discovery

I’ll be drawing material from many sources including the Tutorial that Justin and I gave at ISMIR in Japan in October 2009:  Using visualizations for music discovery.  Of course lots of things have happened in the year and a half since we put together that tutorial such as  iPads, HTML5, plus tons more data availability.  If you happen to have a favorite visualization for music discovery, post a link in the comments or send me an email: paul [at] echonest.com.


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  1. #1 by Thomas Jespersen on February 28, 2011 - 1:59 pm

    I was thinking of the visualizations in Mufin player:


  2. #2 by Arijit Biswas on March 4, 2011 - 5:27 pm

    I think Mufin. They also have a the Music Visualization on Mobile… which is pretty cool and handy.

  3. #3 by David Young on March 11, 2011 - 11:54 am

    Years ago I worked on a music discovery tool for MoodLogic that we called the Magnet Browser. There’s a story about it here

    • #4 by Paul on March 11, 2011 - 12:24 pm

      Thanks David – MoodLogic was way ahead of its time! Even now, 12 years later, we don’t have the type of interface to music that MoodLogic gave us.

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