The discovery of a new artist can be what helps start your interest into different genres, which can subsequently help you relate more with others whose music taste differs from your own. areyoureallylistening? is a platform that makes music recommendations through prompting a user to enter their favourite artist, allowing it to ignore any music that is closely related to them.
This is to increase the likelihood of a user listening to music they haven’t heard before. Users are also encouraged to select an emotion they want to evoke when listening, to further boost this likelihood. Once a user has listened to five tracks (for 30 seconds each), the platform generates a playlist which can then be added to a user’s preferred music library.