New AllMusic Feature: Create Your Own Lists on AllMusic

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We're overjoyed to announce a new feature on AllMusic that lets you create custom lists of albums you want to check out, keep track of your favorite records from this year, or curate your all-time top desert island discs.

Wishlists
AllMusic adds more than a thousand new releases and reissues each week, and there isn’t enough time on the clock to check out all of them. By creating a list of albums that look interesting, you can quickly set aside up to 100 records you might want to investigate later.

Add to your lists from any album page

Simply navigate to an album page and click the "Add To List" button. From there you can create your first list and then add up to 100 albums to that list. Lists titles can be up to 100 characters, and the optional description can be 500 characters long.

The "Existing Lists" on this screen is always shown in order of most recently updated, so if you create a new list, that will show up at the top.

What’s Your #1 Record?
Once an album is in your list, you can rank the albums into the order you prefer. This can help you zoom in on the albums you most want to check out on your next visit to the record store, or refine your desert island discs list until it is perfect.

Move and re-rank your albums

Within the lists you have a number of ways to edit the information. You can drag and drop the albums in the order that you prefer, or re-number them using the number boxes on the left (making sure you click "update list" to save any changes.

Additionally, you can rate albums or delete them from your list. If you'd like to change the title or description of the list, click the edit icon (which looks like a pencil). Lists are displayed in alphabetical order in your profile area.

Access Your Lists On The Go
The best part of this is that you can access the lists on your phone so that you’ll never again draw a blank in the record store. Simply call up your list, and start digging for those ‘70s soul-funk LPs.

Lists On The Phone

Keeping You Connected With Your Favorite Music
As music fans, we know how hard it can be to keep track of everything that comes your way, which is why we’re so excited to introduce this feature that makes it easier for you to find the albums you’re looking for.

This is only the first step. We’re working on allowing for more types of lists; a larger sortable “Collection Tracker” list of the albums you own, and methods to make your lists shareable to the world at large if you choose to do so.

Please take a look and let us know what you think we should do next by commenting below or visiting our blog.
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B.J. Barry

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I've been looking for a way to keep track of my collection for YEARS -- have tried spreadsheets, custom software, database software, and nothing ever quite worked right. A "Collection Tracker" available on the go AND sharable sounds so wonderfully perfect, especially since AllMusic is the most comprehensive resource of releases out there!!! Can't wait for it! You just made my day!
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John L

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Yes, lists that only hold 100 listings is not something that would be useful to me. An EASY way (check boxes next to each album on the discography page) to add many albums (my whole collection - 1000+) without having to open a page for each album like the current list procedure, would be welcome. And then to be able to share that on Facebook. RateYourMusic.com has come the closest so far to doing that. I don't need to differentiate between CDs/albums/cassettes, etc. I just want a list of all the music I own. Glad to hear it's coming. Soon? 
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Jon

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A collection tracker would be fantastic. Like B.J. Barry, I have also tried a spreadsheet as well as checked into other trackers but they really didn't have what I wanted. If a collection tracker is something like clicking on a button to add a certain album to your collection list, I would be a happy camper!  
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It would be nice if we could automate the wishlist feature by importing an unlimited number of artists that we want to follow, (csv file, last.fm acct, etc.) then Allmusic would auto notify us when a new release was coming. Manually adding albums is too much work.
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Sean LeBeau

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Wishlist is nice and all, but what I want is the ability to keep track of records I already have or have had or have heard. And make sublists/genre lists. Like Goodreads, but for music.
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Jon

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Something along the lines of blu-ray.com as well. Very simple process to add a movie to your collection.
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Hey Jon, Thanks for the tip. What specifically do you like about the blu-ray.com collection tracker/watchlist interface?
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Jon

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One great aspect about the blu-ray.com tracker is the simplicity of it. You just need to look up the BD that you have and a couple clicks later it's in your collection, alphabetized. It's a fantastic tool for those that are at a store/shopping online and are unsure if they already own that movie. Simply go to your collection and check to see if it's there or not. There are also options to add comments, price paid, etc. (those I'm not concerned with, but some folks are). 
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Hey Jon and Sean, 
I just wanted to alert you to the fact that we've taken your feedback into account and have built in a My Collection feature into AllMusic:

https://getsatisfaction.com/allmedianetwork/topics/new_allmusic_feature_whats_in_your_collection