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SteveKnight

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SteveKnight @ 2019-05-30 14:52:55 UTC

Having searched through the discussions using "cover chains" as a lookup, I can see that the topic was discussed some 10 years ago, but has since gone quiet, along with the suggested links!

Does anybody have any links and/or ideas where I can find cover chains between two artists or something similar.


Cheers, Steve

Mathieu

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Mathieu @ 2019-06-12 06:04:49 UTC

Hi Steve,

We stopped maintaining cover chains, and so did coversproject.com

I'm not aware of any others.

Bastien

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Bastien @ 2019-06-20 07:34:14 UTC

Hello Steve,

Would you mind sharing with us why you're looking for cover chains? Where do you see there relevance?

Thanks in advance for any feedback,

Bastien

SteveKnight

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SteveKnight @ 2019-06-26 13:32:07 UTC

Bastien

Hi, yes, it was something I used to do some time ago and my original question queried that something like this did used exist.

I was inquiring as I was interested in creating pub music quizzes that consisted of 10 cover versions that ended with the artist that they start with, or similar A covers B, B covers C, C covers D etc. etc.)... if that makes sense!

Steve

Bastien

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Bastien @ 2019-07-04 10:04:22 UTC

Yes, that totally makes sense. I could see it as new feature in the "PLAY" section.

1. Pick a cover song B1 (Artist B covers Artist A)

2. Generate step #1 of the cover chain = A cover song C1 by artist C, covering artist B

  • Choose preferrably a cover song with a tag that indicates relevancy: Unusual, More famous than original, Hit song, Uncrecognizable, Definitive, etc...
  • If no cover song with tag available, pick the best rated cover song
  • If no ratings, pick the most viewed

3. Then database asks whether you like/accept the suggestion:

  • If yes: Generate step #2 of the cover chain = A cover song D1 by artist D
  • If no: Generate alternative for step #1 = A cover song C2 by artist C

4. Repeat Smile

If you (and others) like it I could try to make a mock-up.