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An interactive network provides music to subscribers. A "more like" function allows a subscriber to use a seed song to identify other songs that are similar to the seed song, and to add the new songs to the current playlist. The similarity between songs is based on the subjective content of the songs, as reflected in style tables prepared by editors. The subscriber may control the closeness of the match by adjusting a style slider provided by the user interface. A style equalizer employs eight faders that indicate the predominant styles of the songs in the playlist. A subscriber may use the style equalizer to see what types of songs are included in the playlist, and to adjust the mix of songs that are played from the playlist.

Title
System and methods for selecting music on the basis of subjective content
Application Number
8/424781
Publication Number
5616876
Application Date
April 19, 1995
Publication Date
April 1, 1997
Inventor
Jonathan C Cluts
Redmond
WA, US
Agent
Jones & Askew
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G10H 7/00
G09B 15/04
G09B 15/06
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