I came across musicovery the other day when I was surfing the web for interactive music sites.
Musicovery is a VISUAL streaming radio that lets you pre-select the genre, tempo, mood and decade (age) of the music you want to listen to. There’s a navigation bar on the left where you can set your preferences and a map of the songs in the center where you can scroll around and select the songs manually (see image). Unfortunately, the database seems to consist of more or less mainstream tracks, so it’s not really a tool to discover new music.
You can listen to the radio for free at a low streaming quality; better quality is offered for paid users. You’ve got to decide for yourself if the streaming quality is acceptable or if you’re willing to spend 4US$ a month for an account. I consider musicovery to be a toy which is good for playing with different styles of music but that’s it 😛
It’s a fun thing to try out though, so I thought I should mention it here…