Apr 16

Visualising Music With Last.fm

by in cool, Soundtracks

I listen to music on my desktop machines and share the data with Last.fm. I also pay for the Last.fm subscriber service, as it allows me to find new and interesting music to listen to.

The amount of data that Last.fm have about music is truly astounding and you can do some pretty interesting things with the information if you know how.

Fortunately there are people out there who know how to make use of it!

Some of the things you can do with the data over on the Last.fm playground are pretty cool

Here's what I listened to in 2009 as a "universe":
Last.fm MusicWhile this is a screenshot of an interactive artist and tag map:

artists and tags

There's a load of mashups over on the last.fm site

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]

Related Posts:

Tags: , , , ,

2 Responses to “Visualising Music With Last.fm”

  1. From Phil O'Kane:

    I really like this stuff, especially the timeline of music tastes I remember you posting a while back, because of that I keep meaning to pay for a subscription, even for just a month to get these visual infographics, if they can be described as that (in the UK I don’t need to pay to listen to my “radio station” or my “recommended station”).
    Me on LastFM

    Posted on April 18, 2010 at 12:01 am #
  2. From James Mernin:

    Whilst not exactly the same thing, the visualisation in the second screenshot reminded me of this site which I came across some years ago:
    http://www.liveplasma.com
    It allows you to browse various artists and movies in a similar galaxy-like fashion.
    Lots of fun…

    Posted on April 20, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

Leave a Reply

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

css.php