Ian Clarke Meathman and the founder of Freenet has released Indy a p2p app for listening to and finding independent music artists.
Blurb: Indy uses an advanced collaborative filtering system to predict what kind of music you’ll enjoy hearing. As you rate songs, Indy finds out what you do and don’t like. It compares your preferences with the ratings of all the other Indy users. For example, if you rate a song highly, and another user also likes the same song, Indy guesses that you’d probably like other music that they enjoyed.
Nice application and a great way of giving artists a boost. It’d be nice to read more about it and how it works. as this grows I assume there will need to be a way of automating music submission.
It’s be handy if there was some way of going through your existing music collection and scanning in that to better predict what you like besides having to go through swathes of new music before there is somethng you like. Or else a way of submitting a list of fav bands/genres that the app is already preconfigured for. Would be a good headstart I think. Still, I’m looking forward to the growth of this.