is used to be a music discovery and exploration tool that allows users to find and visualize how generations of artists influenced each other.
Software engineer Marc Neuwirth created this web app at a weekend in November 2011 as part of Music Hackday Boston. The app uses data from Rovi, a music metadata company.
How Does It Work
Just type a name in the search field on the top right, click enter and you get a three column view.
In the picture above you see an example with Count Basie.
In the middle column you get informations about the artist himself: genre, when he was active, a short description and further informations such as “Biography”, “Top Tracks” and “Discography”. In the latter two tabs, direct links to Spotify and Grooveshark are included
On the left, you see by whom Basie was influenced and on the right who was influenced by Basie.
Click now on any artist on the left or on the right and you get a new display, now with that artist in the middle column.
Music Bloodline is a nicely designed tool and very simple to use. With a few clicks you get interesting facts about all kind of musicians and their relations to each.
In a short time, you find new and lesser known musicians who were active in the same era.
An inspirational tool for Swing DJs and music lovers to find new tracks.
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