Birthdates, Birthplaces, Death Dates and Death Places on AllMusic

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We've recently launched a new feature to link the birthdates, birthplaces, death dates and death places of musicians and bands, and displaying other artists who were born/formed or died/disbanded in those places and on those dates.

The information is available on artist pages:

 

And by clicking any of these links, you'll be taken to a page that shows other artists born in that location:
http://www.allmusic.com/birthplace/birmingham-england-mz0000007266





Or specific dates when artists were born and bands were formed:
http://www.allmusic.com/birthdate/1967




By making changes to the URL, we also can query who was born on today's date:
http://www.allmusic.com/birthdate/06-13

artists born in a certain month of a year:
http://www.allmusic.com/birthdate/1978-10

and artists who died on today's date:
http://www.allmusic.com/deathdate/06-13


We have more plans for this kind of information.
Please let us know what would be of interest to you.
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Thor Lowell

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Love this feature,i didn't even know there was a feature like this,this is gonna be really helpful!
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Thor Lowell

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Ok,now you need to add a filter for genres or remove styles from the listing of artists/bands becuase to see main genre you have to see the page of the artist....and styles for me can be removed and keep only the main genres,because you can see styles on the artist/band page....Please add this! I listen to all genres but right now i am obsessed with jazz and need absolutely a genre filter! I would be really grateful if you add this!
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Also while birthdates and birthplaces are interesting,the obvios one we need more is active years,now that would be really interesting....please add a link for active years range or single decade....ok,that will arrive later,for now that we have this great filter we need a genre filter...whatever...i am just though to please sorry...though i want to say great job on developing this feature......still interesting,can be useful,i just prefer and think it is more relevant active years range or single decade....
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Hi Thor,
You might be interested in our Advanced Search which (I think) does a lot of things that you're looking for.
http://www.allmusic.com/blog/post/advanced-album-search-is-here
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Thanks for the answer,i already know about the adavanced album search,but you know what i miss....finding all artists for a genre by popularity,can you please do something about this?
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We don't have a list of all artists by genre organized by popularity. 

You can take a look at our Genre and Style pages to see high-profile representative artists:
http://www.allmusic.com/genre/jazz-ma0000002674/artists
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I would like user ratings too and to be active the artist filter, would be really interesting......
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Thor Lowell

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I know that I can filter all releases by artist in the advanced search but this would be different....because I would get to listen for example jazz album of the 1990 by artist instead of year or title because if you choose all 5 star rating albums then you have to choose the sorting between title and year, frankly I don't use title but year, you have only year date or also month date because if you have the month date information you could add even month but actually wouldn't be really useful in fact I prefer by artist sorting, a way to discover albums by artists, obviously like it is now you discover different artists but a artist sorting would make all music advanced search complete......please Zac,add sorting by artist.....
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Man, I'm really trying to figure out what you are looking for here.

You can currently select all albums by a specific artist in a specific genre and time frame like this: 




Are you saying you'd like to be able to set the filter to Jazz from 1990-1999 and then click on where it says "Artist" to sort the whole list by Artist?

And then just look at artists that start with the letter "A" and scroll through all of those albums until you're done with artists that start with "Z"?
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Exactly,i want the filter "artist'.....
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Thor Lowell

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This! I want the album/artist filter that there is on the albums lists of genre pages! Zac,can you tell me how much it will take to develop? The album advanced search is great but for example i don't use name because it is not useful for me,i don't use the rating because i want to listen by myself to decide if it 5 stars or not....don't get me wrongly love ratings but not to sort by ratings prefer for example knowing the album received 5 stars, the other one received 4 stars etc....I am talking about how I use the advanced album search,obviously there will be people that loves sorting by rating....Now album/artist filter would solve many problems and i would for sure rejoice this site yes only by adding this single feature,please add it!
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Since this is technically an Album Search (with albums as the end result) the service we use to return this information doesn't currently have Artist as an index for sorting.

We'll look into how complex it would be to implement but we don't currently have it on our roadmap.

Thanks. 
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Ok,i undesrtand,i hope maybe in the future you will manage to work on it, don't worry I understand that some features are hard to develop... I appreciate your answer the same and your honesty! I constantly talk with developers of apps, websites etc... and know how hard is the work of a developer so I understand that some things can require more time and more work.....
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A genre sorting or filtering would be nice, right now I am using the find in page feature of safari to find for example all rock artists but I can find only one genre, genre filter would be obviously better because you can choose multiple genres but even would be happy with a genre sorting, the workaround I am using is nice and would be enough till a genre sorting gets released....or even genre filtering.....this looks harder though....
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This feature is awesome.....My favorite one, thanks Zac for adding it....I type a year and then I get a list of all artists, no genre filter but with every browser you can search in page...I type one genre and I get all artists with that genres this is perfect......I hope you will develop it even more but right now it is perfect with this workaround....