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Really Cool. I put in one of my favorite artists and found links to
artists that I put in the same category as them and newer ones that I
had not anticipated or had heard of before.
Here is what FAQ says:
1 What are the lines between the spheres?
Those are the "vines," the links that tie the artists together. If two
artists are joined by a vine, then they are directly related by a genre,
similar fan base, or sound.
2 What do the colors of the spheres represent?
The color of the artist sphere artist represents that artist's sound in
relation to those around it. While Radiohead and My Morning Jacket might
be very close to each because their fans tend to overlap, they will have
very different colors due to their difference in sound. Therefore, the
larger the difference in color between two artists, the more likely they
have a difference in sound.
3 What does the distance between spheres represent?
The distance between two artists' spheres represents the level of
affinity between artists. Artists could be close, because fans of one
artist tend to like the other, or they are both representative of the
4 What does the size of a sphere represent?
The size of a sphere tied to an artist represents that band's popularity
or influence. Large spheres represent bands that tend to dominate a
The system is powered by a company called musicplasma.com
Don Steiny wrote:
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> I may have missed this, but on the change people have not seen it,
> it is way worth checking out:
> I am not 100% sure how it is done, but it looks like it is a map of
> people who have done the same songs or perhaps degrees of separation from
> playing on the same album. Does anyone know?
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