Ah, another Internet and ME moment. Found this nifty plug-in/site called [Audioscrobbler]. From their site it states:
Audioscrobbler builds a profile of your musical taste using a plugin for your media player (Winamp, iTunes, XMMS etc..). Plugins send the name of every song you play to the Audioscrobbler server, which updates your musical profile with the new song. Every person with a plugin has their own page on this site which shows their listening statistics. The system automatically matches you to people with a similar music taste, and generates personalised recommendations.
The cool thing I'm looking for is recommendations of new music and groups. This was one of the main reasons why I liked file sharing, the ability to see what other people listen to who share your musical tastes. (Of course there's that nasty legal side of sharing files, but let's not get into that here.) The profile does time time to build, requiring about 100+ songs to be listened to before updating. The site can also be slow due to the amount of submissions and songs processed. Give it a shot.
Plug-in available for the following players:
- Windows Media Player 9/10
- iTunes (Windows)
- iTunes (Mac)
- XMMS/Beep Media Player
- J. River Media Center
- Xbox Media Center
- AmiScrobbler (MorphOS)