The "related" section

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I've been using AMG for many years and I'm a music teacher and use it with my students, as well. One of my favorite things on the site is the "influenced by, followers, similar artists" info links.
I find the way it is set up now is a little confusing...it looks like a chart that you read across.

What if the band name appeared large in the middle, with influences above, followers below, and similar artists on the same plane as the band, but in a smaller type size?

Visually, I think it would make it easier to understand.

Thanks for such a GREAT site!
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Jennifer A. Rooney

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Posted 8 years ago

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Zac Johnson, Official Rep

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Hi Jennifer, and thanks!

Yep, the Related Artists section is one of the areas that we know is unfinished. The data is good but the presentation needs work.

I like your idea of using text placement and size to indicate what the artist's connection is. We also have the concept of "Weights" behind this information (So for the example of Portishead, Tricky is very similar and San Ilya at the bottom is less similar) so we can play with that as well.
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Jennifer A. Rooney

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Oh, I love the idea of weights! So awesome!
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Gnomadic

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Weighting relevance is a great idea, Zac!
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Sebastian

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By the way.. What happened with the "See Also" section of related bands? That item is lost. How do we know now what side project did John Paul Jones had besides Led Zeppelin by checking the Related artist to Led Zeppelin?
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Zac Johnson, Official Rep

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Hi Sebastian,
"See Also" is an area that most of our users were not using very much, but based on the feedback we've been getting over the past few weeks we'll try to fit it in somewhere.

Thanks.
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I might be imagining things, but it seems like AMG used to have more content in the "related" section. I find this section VERY helpful for finding new music, so the more content the better!
Especially now that there will be weighting, it'd be great to extend the related lists even if the added entries have somewhat lower weights.
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rootsmusic

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Yes Ted, the followers section is missing under the Related tab for some artists (who had followers listed on the old site).