Can this site really help you find your next favourite band?

There are a zillion ways to get music recommendations online with algorithm after algorithm promising to help us discover new music. And to be fair, a lot of them do a decent job. But are any of them perfect? Not really.

This is where we encounter Sage, an AI-powered music recommendation site that judges its own performance and gives you a link to new tracks. What’s interesting is that in addition to asking which bands you like, it considers artists you hate.

Here’s the landing page.

For a test drive, I listed my five favourite acts as Nine Inch Nails, Oasis, The Who, Radiohead, and Pink Floyd. All names were populated automatically. (Interestingly, I entered U2 and got “no results found.” Hmm.) For bands that I hate, I threw in Limp Bizkit, Backstreet Boys, Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, and Mariah Carey.

This is what I got back.

Interesting. If you want to try out Sage for yourself, go here. Loudersound has the story.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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