Mashups for last.fm

Here are some more or less useful mashups (-lists) I stumbled upon that seam to be nice:

last.fm’s events function together with fusecal could be very usefull for bands’ websites to give visiters an easy way to be noticed only for concerts around there home town, e.g.

How music similarity measures could be used

Lately I’ve been thinking about the possibilities of songbird (see screencast below), collecting music distributed under common licence or the like from blogs. Wouldn’t it be great to precisely search for music that way? You could say something like “search for music that sounds like what I’m listening to right now”. That means, the method I might be working on should be efficient enough to calculate relevant vectors for different pieces of music fast. Otherwise there would have to be some central service doing some fingerprinting again for all tracks around. But, as said before, that’s not what I’m after. Rather something to get a mutual measure between two tracks, pairwise.

As you can see in the screencast songbird can already, by using diverse search services, find related music. But, as far as I can judge right now, that’s user- or expert-based. That means, the music has to be known well to a certain point to have the data what a newly found song is like. And also it’s text based.

Ready for some energetic, artistic stage performance? Check out “Story of the Year”

Story of The Year – In The Shadows (Live on Pepsi Smash):

Story of the Year – Anthem of our Dying Day (also Live on Papsi Smash Dec 2006):

Story of the year – Until the day (Hard Rock live):

Live de Story of the Year – And The Hero Will Drown (Live at Kimmel):

Yet another live version of And The Hero Will Drown taken from Live In The Lou:

And last but not at all least some footage on the band: Story of the Year – Taste of Chaos International 2005