Gigabeat Inc. Thursday unveiled a new online music gateway that enables fans
to find, sample, play and purchase any music available on the Web.
Using a patent-pending “find-and-discover” search technology — specifically
designed for music — Gigabeat delivers music and content through links to
commerce sites and radio stations.
Also, Gigabeat’s GigaSpiral visual discovery tool displays search
results in graphical format, allowing users to view and customize each search
and to uncover new information on artists, genres and specific songs with
similarities to music they already know.
Gigabeat’s “similar artist” and “similar song” data is a pure technology
approach to making music recommendations. Based on Ph.D. research at Stanford
University by Gigabeat’s founders, the technology builds relationships based
on millions of data points found all across the Web.
Gigabeat’s technology then combines all of this data to compare multiple
artists to one another, rather than simply comparing artists on a one to one
basis. In addition, Gigabeat’s proprietary technology analyzes individual
music files to compare songs and artists to one another based on various
aspects of the music itself.
Searches can be conducted by artist’s name, song title or lyric. Gigabeat filters out the “noise,” prioritizes exact matches and eliminates dead links. The technology checks links every 24 hours and lets users
check again at any moment.
To streamline the process of finding a song, results are compiled categorically by song and quality of file.
Gigabeat can also connect users to bios and background information on artists.