I was thinking about how I used Pandora to find artists and songs similar to some of my favorites (Through my Dream Theater station, found out about Frost*, and Milliontown is probably one of my favorite songs of all time now)
For those unfamiliar, Pandora takes artists and songs and defines their qualities, and plays music with similar qualities, and you refine as you go along based on what you like and dislike.
I think a system like that would work wonders for RBN - there are a lot of bands and not all of us have the time or patience to download every demo and try everything out. Using a Pandora-like system, we can take a Rock Band network song and classify it as similar to others.
So for example...you'd choose a song (Children of Nova) and it would return Destructive Device, a similar prog song with tricky drums, along with any others that we, as a community, can classify as being similar to the selected track.
How can we refine this and make it a really useful tool for those of us looking to broaden our horizons via Rock Band Network? I'd love to hear some ideas.
tl;dr - I want to make a search engine for RBN songs. Any ideas?