A Sound Approach to Exploratory Music Search?

February 28, 2009
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I just noticed an article today in CNET, “Mufin Player organizes songs by sound“, that describes mufin:

mufin’s music recommendations are based on the sound of the music itself. Only the similarity in sound decides whether a track is recommended or not.

Check it out–you don’t need to download any player in order to explore the 5M+ songs they’ve already indexed. I found the recommendations to be a bit erratic,  but I’m intrigued by the concept, especially after being underwhelmed by Apple’s Genius recommendation engine. So far my preferred music exploration tool is Pandora, about which my only complaint is its limited repertoire.

I know we have music information retrieval experts in the house, and I’m sure we have lots of music consumers. I’m curious to hear what folks think of mufin. Tempting but half-baked?

I just noticed an article today in CNET, “Mufin Player organizes songs by sound“, that describes mufin:

mufin’s music recommendations are based on the sound of the music itself. Only the similarity in sound decides whether a track is recommended or not.

Check it out–you don’t need to download any player in order to explore the 5M+ songs they’ve already indexed. I found the recommendations to be a bit erratic,  but I’m intrigued by the concept, especially after being underwhelmed by Apple’s Genius recommendation engine. So far my preferred music exploration tool is Pandora, about which my only complaint is its limited repertoire.

I know we have music information retrieval experts in the house, and I’m sure we have lots of music consumers. I’m curious to hear what folks think of mufin. Tempting but half-baked?

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