Today I played around with ChatGPT in regard to playlist creation and general music info. The results are quite impressive. I ended up going pro account. ChatGPT is so much better than classic web search.
I want to showcase a few examples.
1. Playlists and data sources
At first I wanted to know if the AI can access my last.fm profile. At first it worked by providing my profile link.
Then I created several playlists based on my last.fm data.
Can you create a playlist based on my last.fm profile?
Certainly! Please provide me with a link to your last.fm profile, and I will create a playlist based on your listening history.
Create a playlist with 50 electronic tracks. Here’s the link https://www.last.fm/user/xxxxx
Daft Punk - One More Time
Justice - D.A.N.C.E.
M83 - Midnight City
Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy
Aphex Twin - Windowlicker
The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin’ Beats
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
Bonobo - Cirrus
Radiohead - Idioteque
Massive Attack - Teardrop
Caribou - Can’t Do Without You
Four Tet - Angel Echoes
Moderat - Bad Kingdom
Underworld - Born Slippy .NUXX
The Prodigy - Breathe
That worked pretty well until I wanted to try again a few hours later. It seems last.fm blocked API access for ChatGPT.
Now I get the answer:
I’m sorry, but as an AI language model, I don’t have access to your personal information or account on Last.fm or any other platform. For privacy and security reasons, I cannot access or retrieve personal data. If you would like me to create a playlist for you, please let me know your preferred genre or style of music, and I can create a playlist based on that information.
What still works well is to access data sources like MusicBrainz, Discogs, last.fm in a non-personal fashion.
Create a playlist with 30 tracks from the genre “Berlin School” based on MusicBrainz data. Only consider tracks from the last 10 years.
Redshift - Bombers in the Desert
Johannes Schmoelling - Time and Tide (Part 3)
Beyond Berlin - Tempelhof
Tangram - Zodiak
Moonbooter - Cosmoclimax
Picture Palace Music - Vortex
Waveshape - Distant Fields
Johannes Schmoelling - The Stars and the Moon
Redshift - Nails
Pyramid Peak - Alpha III
Picture Palace Music - Remembrance
Gert Emmens - The Warlock Returns
Create a playlist with 10 tracks from the genre “Berlin School” based on last.fm data.
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra
Klaus Schulze - Crystal Lake
Ashra - Sunrain
Michael Hoenig - Departure from the Northern Wasteland
Popol Vuh - Aguirre I
Conrad Schnitzler - Ballet Statique
Cluster & Eno - Ho Renomo
Manuel Göttsching - E2-E4 (Excerpt)
Harmonia - Watussi
Getting more specific:
Create a playlist with 10 tracks from the year 1975 from the genre “Berlin School” based on discogs data.
Tangerine Dream - Rubycon Part One
Klaus Schulze - Wahnfried 1883
Ash Ra Tempel - Deep Distance
Cluster - Hollywood
Manuel Göttsching - Quasarsphere
Klaus Schulze - Picture Music
Ash Ra Tempel - Jenseits
Michael Hoenig - Hanging Garden Transfer
Tangerine Dream - Ricochet Part One
Ash Ra Tempel - Light and Darkness
Note that 1975 was a seminal year for Berlin School music, with several landmark albums and tracks released by key artists in the genre. These tracks showcase the diversity and innovation of the Berlin School sound during this period.
2. General Music Info
Show the most listened to IDM artists with data from last.fm.
Boards of Canada
The Future Sound of London
Show the most listened to IDM artists of the last 2 weeks with data from last.fm.
Boards of Canada
The Future Sound of London
Telefon Tel Aviv
What are the 10 most owned vinyls on discogs?
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Nirvana - Nevermind
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Radiohead - OK Computer
Led Zeppelin - IV
Prince and The Revolution - Purple Rain
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
What are the 10 most owned hip-hop genre vinyls on discogs?
Nas - Illmatic
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
J Dilla - Donuts
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
OutKast - Aquemini
MF DOOM - MM…FOOD
Nas - It Was Written
This only scratches the surface what’s possible. The AI can be trained with all kinds of rules, exclusions, weighted preferences, bias etc.