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Musicovery
Author(s):
Frederic Vavrille
Institution:
(unknown)
Year:
2006
URL:
http://musicovery.com/
Project Description:
Musicovery, by Frederic Vavrille, is an interactive webRadio, or if you want, an hybrid of two of the most compelling music services on the Internet, MusicPlasma and Pandora. Frederic Vavrille, creator of the discovery engine MusicPlasma, has just materialized my wish. Being an enthusiast of both services, I had acknowledged that Pandora was missing a visual component in order to map all the relationships and influences between the artists, while on the other hand, MusicPlasma was lacking a key feature of a music engine, sound.

Frederic made all come together in Musicovery. The user can start by selecting a mood in the mood/energy matrix or choose a radio acording to their mood by clicking in the colored matrix. After that the interaction is very similar to MusicPlasma, where one can easily navigate between different artists, only this time with sound.

Comments (5):
Awesome!!! what genious the missing piece of the puzzle for listening to online music, been using 5 minutes and allready loving it

Posted by Lucas on Aug 1, 2007 at 9:11 PM (GMT)

anyone able to explain the meaning of the pointy/knobbiness of the stars in a given constellation?

Posted by spatial cadet on Aug 8, 2007 at 4:36 AM (GMT)

Musicovery is just so cool! Really a truly original, wonderful, useful - and yes, bootiful - app! Would be even better if (1) it had “Back/Previous� & "Forward/Next" buttons so one can return to previous tracks – difficult to do currently if one has gone thru more than 2-3 tracks away. Perhaps provide a panel showing a history of recent tracks (like Pandora) (2) Also if the app cannot find a track to match a user’s wish and presents the ‘Help guide’, you cannot just return to the previous track that was playing – again a Back button would help. Talking of which, the Back button on the browser makes no difference/is disabled. (3) Would be useful for a user to drag tracks onto a Playlist and preferably enabling saving these? (4) Sometimes the tracks are bunched so close to each other you cannot select a track layered in between two others (unless you zoom in multiple times!) (5) It would be useful to input the name of an artist/album/track – and of course still be presented with related artists/albums/tracks. Otherwise pretty damn good!

Posted by Richard on Aug 31, 2007 at 4:09 PM (GMT)

hooked! hooked! hooked! some very nice features, but the big one is the simple addition of a visual palette of musically relevant options that makes it so much easier to find new music. My Friday night is officially (and happily) ruined.

Posted by Glenn on Mar 7, 2009 at 5:11 AM (GMT)

Ever since I found out about this website, I love the idea and graphics.

Posted by Debby on Apr 19, 2009 at 10:43 PM (GMT)

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