With more than 1,200 artists playing this year’s Music Marathon and only so many hours in the day, it can be a daunting task to determine which artists and showcases are worth seeing. Don’t get your earbuds tied in a knot though—CMJ and Plus Music have developed a brand spankin’ new search page to help you find artists you’ll like. Head on over to discover.cmj.com to try CMJ Discover, a search that offers recommendations based on similar artists, genres and keywords, your listening history and even the blogs you read.
So say you’re a big fan of CSS. Type CSS in the search bar, and faster than you can say “Cansei De Ser Sexy,” up pop 16 artists that deliver a similar style of upbeat dance punk, bands like Is Tropical and Yuksek.
You can listen to songs, check out an artist bio and even see what shows they’ll be playing during CMJ 2011. You can search by genres (punk, folk), Hype Machine blog name or even your last.fm username. Let CMJ Discover do your Music Marathon homework for you. And while you’re at it, check out the new Plus Music plug-in for the Chrome browser here.