The Artist Discovery Guide to SXSW
This will be my first time to Austin for the SXSW, and I’m very excited to see a lot of bands. However, there is one big problem. There are over 2,000 bands and artists performing in Austin. How does someone decide what to see? Well the peeps over at Echonest have developed the Artist Discovery Guide to SXSW to help one filter through the 2,000 artist and bands.
The Unofficial Artist Discovery Guide to SXSW is a tool that allows you to explore the many artists attending this year’s SXSW. It lets you search for artists, browse popularity, music style, ‘buzzworthiness’, or similarity to your favorite artists – and it will make recommendations for you based on your music taste (using your Last.fm, Sched* or Hype Machine accounts) . The Artist Guide supplies enough context (bios, images, music, tag clouds, links) to help you decide if you might like an artist.
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