May 19, 2022

Visualize Relationships Between Musicians With Spotify’s New “Artist Explorer” & Two Additional Resources

A new experimental tool online from Spotify today.

Enter an artist name or a genre and explore relationships between over 2,000,000 artists on Spotify.

Direct to Spotify’s Artist Explorer
Note: You do not have to be a Spotify user/subscriber to use the tool and see results.

Coverage From TNW

The Artist Explorer simply requires you to search for an artist or genre of music. If you search for an artist it will show 10 more related musicians by default, and will begin playing a snippet of music when you move your mouse over any of them.

Read the Complete Article

But Wait, We Have More to Share

1. Explore relationships in jazz music with “Linked Jazz” from the Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science.

This infoDOCKET post includes a case study about the project along with some info and links to the site.

2.  Visualize relationships using data found in the OCLC WorldCat database.

The WorldCat Identities Network is an experimental tool from OCLC Research and a long time infoDOCKET fave.

You can also access the interesting and often useful data (without the visualization feature) here.

WorldCat Identities is often useful but don’t forget it is an experimental resource.

See Also: How Students Listen to Music On U.S. College Campuses; What Types of Music are They Listening To? (September 17, 2014)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.