Our team at AllMusic by Rovi is giving music lovers even more reasons to enjoy discovering new artists and albums, and sharing their finds with friends. The team launched yesterday a fresh new face on AllMusic that includes an update to the site design as well as cutting-edge features that take music discovery to a new level. The innovative features bring the Rovi entertainment discovery experience to the forefront—enabling users to dive into rich music data, enhanced search for artists/songs/albums, view recommendations from the editorial team, and share favorites via social media.
It’s been twenty years since the birth of AllMusic in 1992 (check out what the music scene was all about then) and times have changed. The new features keep step with the fast-paced world of digital, all while keeping the same in-depth and comprehensive content that has defined AllMusic as the music resource for two decades.
Here’s What’s New
Enhanced Search Streamlines the Discovery Process
At the search box at the top of any page, once users start typing in a song, album or artist, they will be presented with likely options right there in the search box. It’s no longer necessary to select an album, artist or a song when searching—users can just enter the search term and will be presented with AllMusic’s best matches.
AllMusic Recommendations Allow Users to Quickly Discover New Albums Similar to Their Favorites
At the bottom of each album page, AllMusic provides recommendations on other Similar Albums to check out based on mood and theme. Similar Albums enables users to click on album cover art and experience Rovi’s signature ‘six degrees’ discovery with access to robust music data on album overview, reviews, biographies, credits and releases.
Full Track Streaming and “Listen” Tabs Now Give Users the Ability to Listen to Music with Just a Couple of Clicks
Music is for listening, and now users can do just that with these new AllMusic features that bring access to instant listening gratification. When users see a Spotify, Rdio or MOG logo, they can click through to that service and hear the whole song right away.
To add to this new feature, artist pages also now include the “Listen” tab which links users to AllMusic’s Artist Radio partners for streaming of their favorite and newly discovered artists’ songs.
Album Stream & Buy Tabs Make It Easy for Users to Own the Content They Love
Users can click “Stream & Buy” on an album page to listen via Spotify, Rdio, or MOG or purchase the album from iTunes, making it easier than ever for users to instantly buy their favorite music to add to their digital collections for enjoyment.
Updated Music Video Presentation Enables Rich Visual User Experience
Music Videos now incorporate a new design interface that includes large thumbnail images of music videos making it effortless for users to scroll through the options of all of their favorite artists’ music videos and then click to watch.
Social Media Feature Brings Ability for Users to Share Their Music Discoveries with Others
Finding new music is even more fun when you can share with someone else. Users can now post their artist, album or song discoveries to Facebook and Twitter via links at the top of each AllMusic site page, enabling them to share finds with friends, family and their social media circles.
Sorting Feature of Artists’ Discographies Simplifies Finding Content
Sifting through the sheer volume of music content available today by artists can be overwhelming. With the new artist discography feature, users can now sort an artist’s catalog of albums and songs by multiple options including year, title, and editorial rating, enabling easy categorization of an artist’s works.
The AllMusic Minute Keeps Users ‘In the Know’ on the Latest in New Releases
Users can now view editorial video previews of this week’s new releases and discussions of music as presented by AllMusic’s staff of music experts. The AllMusic Minute helps users stay abreast on the latest song and album releases and learn new insights and information from the editorial team that today’s leading online music services rely on daily.
The latest advanced features bring music exploration to a new level of enjoyment that amplifies the multiple ways that users can discover new songs and artists on AllMusic — from hand-selected notable new releases, Staff Picks and Editors’ Choice Albums, genre or mood, among many others.
We hope you will go on and take the music discovery plunge and let the AllMusic team know what you think: http://www.allmusic.com/welcome.