If you regularly check your recommendations page like I do, you surely know that there are tons of artists waiting there to be discovered. In an attempt to make it a bit easier to discover something that is relevant to you, we’ve been playing around with steerable recommendations. The demo we’ve just deployed on Playground allows you to enter a tag, or a combination of tags, and filters the list of recommended artists accordingly – in real time. It also suggests tags that could be useful to narrow down your search directly to what you would like to listen to. At first glance this might seem similar to the multi tag search demo, however the difference is that steerable recommendations are entirely personalised.
(By the way, in case you are wondering where the term “steerable recommendations” came from: we first heard it from Paul Lamere).
Please let us know what you think!