mappamusica: discover, listen and enjoy music

December 4th, 2007

Today we are announcing our new site:

mappamusica is a mashup to discover and browse for music on a world map. Besides enjoying your new discoveries, you can also search for and listen to your favorite music.

Our motivation was that music discovery on a map can be very convenient – you just click on a country on the map to view statistics for top artists, tracks and local artists.

Location based listening statistics are gathered from social music site using their web services API. The music videos for artists and tracks are streamed over YouTube. Map service is provided by Google Maps. Reverse geocoding (matching clicks on the map with countries) has been handled on the client side.

Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment.