Music gizmo

Kim put me on to Next Big Sound, a website developed by some Northwestern graduates who are seeking to provide “popularity” information of musical artists to industry (and fans). Their method:

We’re tracking the number of plays, views, fans, comments, mentions, and other key metrics for 486,969 artists across major web properties like Facebook, MySpace, Last.fm, Twitter, and more. And we’re more accurate than your intern.

For now, you might be interested in tracking artists against one another–say, Miley Cyrus v.s. the Jonas Brothers v.s. the Rolling Stones v.s. Mozart, perhaps?  Cool toy.  Bound to improve with age. This seems especially like something Brayden or Gabriel will love.

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  1. dave

    Haha anyone want to see a jonas brothers poster burn?

  2. Love it! Just tracked the popularity of Deer Tick vs. Deerhunter vs. Deerhoof. Not surprisingly Deerhunter is the winner in popularity, although I personally am a bigger fan of Deer Tick and feel that Deerhoof is more original.

  3. Jenn Lena

    Funny, Dave! Glad the music is classical, not Jonasian.

    Never understood what was musical about deer, Brayden.

  4. cool.
    fyi, IMDB Pro has a similar feature for motion picture workers. one of their early successes was noticing just how popular Orlando Bloom was.

  5. Jenn Lena

    I’m waiting for the video of you setting a poster of Orlando Bloom on fire…

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