Thursday, March 12, 2020

The World of Music

cXc Music is an interactive map which anyone can use to share their music with the world. It can also be used to explore the music of the world.

Every circle on the cXc Music is a song. Click on a song's and you can listen to the song directly from the map. Using the map you can obviously browse and listen to music by location. You can also use the 'mood', 'format' and 'genre' menus to filter the type of songs shown on the map.

The colors of the markers on the map indicate the mood and genre of each song. The size of the markers show a song's popularity. You can vote for a song yourself by clicking on the big yellow up button which appears in the song's information window when you click on its marker.

You can also find and listen to music from around the world on the marvelous Radiooooo, global music map. Radioooo allows you to listen to music from anywhere in the world and from any decade going back to 1900.

To start listening to music on Radiooooo you just need to click on a country on the map. You can then select a decade using the buttons at the bottom of the map. The map will then automatically stream music from the country & decade that you have chosen. Radiooooo also includes an option to select the 'mood' of music that you wish to hear (slow, fast or weird). The 'Taxi' option even allows you to select to listen to music from more than one country.

Spotify's Musical Map of the World allows you to listen to locally distinctive music in cities around the world. Using the Musical Map you can select from around a thousand global cities and listen to music that appeals to local people who use the Spotify music streaming service.

When you select a city on the map you can view a Spotify playlist of the most popular distinctive music from that city. This playlist is not necessarily the most popular songs listened to on Spotify in the chosen city but the most 'distinctive'. In other words this is music that people in the chosen city listen to a lot, which people in other cities do not listen to so much.


sfk said...

One more for the list

David. said...

Thanks for Radiooooo – great fun to stave off COVID-19 boredom!