If you’d like to discover some new music and do it in a visually appealing way, TuneGlue lets you explore the relationship between artists and bands in a connection-based web.
You start building a web by searching for an artist. In our sample web above we started with Iggy Pop. When you click on your first node, you can perform variety of actions with the node but the most important action is expanding the node. Expanding adds more nodes to the web, spun off of the node you expanded. By expanding nodes you can generate connections between artists based on listening patterns. Iggy Pop, for example, links to The Stooge which in turn link to the New York Dolls. Curious how we got from Iggy Pop to Garbage? We went from Iggy Pop through Patti Smith -> PJ Harvey -> Tori Amos -> Alanis Morissette -> The Craberries -> Garbage.
Unlike some other music discovery services you can’t listen immediately to the artists’ work as you find them but you can click on the “Releases” icon on each node to be taken to Amazon.com to sample music from the artist or purchase an album.
Have a particularly interesting string of connections you made through TuneGlue? Have another favourite music discovery service? Let’s hear about it in the comments.