I do not like Genres, surprise, surprise! I do like Tags. I was just thinking of Tags and how it would be great for our ListeningLounge to:
1. list all the tags we use – either in a vertical row on the right (or left) side – like del.icio.us does, or in a field like Flickr and Technorati do. I am not sure whether I like the fact that Flickr makes more popular tags larger, but maybe customers will like that. Something being popular has no effect on me and I am not sure I would like it to have an effect on my listeners…
2. have tags for each song – i.e. AlhambraJackson from La Semana might have the tags:
ottmar instrumental guitar flamenco hybrid funky groove benson slap-bass
– or something like that… while most of my songs would not be tagged with funky. So, the tag funky could lead people straight to that song.
Maybe there is a way an album gets album-tags and each song automatically receives those album-tags as well as a number of unique song-tags.