I can't be the only person out there who has fantasies of being an armchair A&R executive. Well, fellow dreamers, our time has come. TastemakerX, a "Social Music Discovery Game" has launched, and will allow anyone to invest in their favorite acts they find on the site using a virtual currency. The artists charting on the site right now are no surprise--Carly Rae Jepsen, Frank Ocean and Spoon are the top 3. But if you can dig deep enough to find artists that are unheard of yet you think have enormous potential, this game could be a lot of fun.
(Hypebot) Fantasy Sports For The Music Industry: TastemakerX Launches Social Music Discovery Game
Think you have an eye for talent? Can you spot the next big thing before anyone else can? Now you can live your dreams of being an A&R executive with TastemakerX, the social game for music discovery, which launched today as a desktop and iOS application. In essence, TastemakerX allows music fans to “invest” in their favorite up-and-coming artists using a virtual currency in order to lay their claim on the next hot music act.
TastemakerX is a fun and competitive way for users to discover new music and build a profile of personal tastes to influence others. Game features include social sharing, biographies of bands, news items, and the ability to listen and purchase tracks directly from iTunes. A user’s “TScore” measures their influence on new and popular music using a 100-point scale. Players build this score based on how good they are at finding up-and-coming artists and by engaging in the TastemakerX ecosystem. Players discover new artists by viewing real-time activity on most recent “trades”, by connecting with like-minded music fans, by exploring artist profiles and by comparing player portfolios of artists they love.