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How to Discover New Music? Just Enter the Artist You Love in Music-Map & Find Similar Tunes

For those of us who miss Every Noise at Once.

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If I was paid a dollar each time I saw this question on X or Reddit, I would finally be rich. Despite all those countless ways of discovering new music gems on streaming platforms, YouTube, Netflix and HBO shows, and video games, it's still hard to find something to your liking at times.

If you're looking for a new way of exploring music and updating your library, here's the tool we've just discovered—Music-Map can help you do exactly that.

We've made a dedicated deep dive on how to overcome music discovery paralysis and find new music, so take a look if you're stuck. 

Music-Map is worth trying if you miss Every Noise at Once

Do you remember Every Noise at Once? It's a genre map that lets you find new music by just clicking on one of thousands of genres it features. Every Noise at Once was created by Glenn McDonald, a former genre researcher at Spotify. Glenn got laid off in December 2023, along with approximately 600 more Spotify staffers. Glenn was able to research, grow, and develop Every Noise at Once using data provided by Spotify (the streaming giant acquired music intelligence startup Echo Nest, which Glenn was a part of, to create a database of songs and artists in 2014). So, as long as Glenn is no longer a Spotify employee, the site doesn't function as it used to, and its current state is obscure.

"I lost the internal data-access required for ongoing updates to many parts of this site. Most of this, as a result, is now a static snapshot of what, for now, will be the final state from the site's 10-year history and evolution, hosted on my own server. Some pieces may get disabled and reenabled over time, and some that only made sense with current data may never return. But we'll see," shares Glenn on Every Noise at Once.

Many music enthusiasts and Every Noise at Once fans met the news with disappointment. As of writing, Spotify merely marked the numerous users' requests on the Spotify community to "continue everynoise" as a "Good suggestion."

"As a passionate music lover, I deeply appreciate and its unique contribution to music discovery. Spotify's genre tagging is a great feature, but it doesn't fully support finding new music. fills this gap brilliantly. It offers an extensive genre list and innovative navigation tools, making it easier to discover new music, especially through its "New Music Fridays," a user shares on the Spotify Community under the plea with Every Noise at Once endorsements.

We know that some of those who love Every Noise at Once are reading us, so if you're missing Glenn's treasure trove, too, you'll probably like Music-Map. This isn't an alternative and isn't the same tool at all, but it might be a nice add-on to your music discovery collection.

What is Music-Map?

Unlike Every Noise at Once, Music-Map lets you discover music based on artists, not genres. All you need to do is simply enter an artist's name, and Music-Map will suggest musicians who make music like your artist and share similar vibe.

Music-Map offers music based on artists you enter

You can't listen to those artists' tracks right on Music-Map, unfortunately, so you'll need to manullay search and add them to your library and check what they create later.

"People who like [Artist's Name] might also like these artists. The closer two names are, the greater the probability people will like both artists," the website says.

Music-Map is part of Gnod, the Global Network of Discovery, which is a "self-adapting system that learns about the outer world by asking its visitors what they like and what they don't like." Gnod functions like a search engine for music you don't know about—it asks you what music you like and assumes what you might like.

Music-Map recommends a band
Here's what the Gnod bands discovery tool suggested based on my top three artists queries. 

"When I set Gnod online its database was completely empty. Now it contains hundreds of thousands of bands and quite some knowledge about who likes what. And Gnod learns more every day," shares Marek Gibney, the project creator, on the Gnod website. "The origin of Gnod is my interest in artificial intelligence and new user interfaces. Meanwhile over 300,000 users use it each month to discover new things they might like."

Apart from music, Gnod's brainchildren are an array of AI tools for the discovery of new bands based on the bands you already love, charts for products, movies, literature, and art.

You can try Music-Map here.