WikiFM glues Last.fm to Wikipedia artist biographies

The WikiFM project allows users to automatically view Wikipedia artist biographic information alongside a Last.fm music player.

Photo of WikiFM browser window.
In case you forgot the names of all four Monkees, WikiFM automatically puts artist bio information side-by-side with your Last.FM player. WikiFM

Ever catch yourself hearing a new band on Last.fm, then popping open a new browser tab to look them up? WikiFM saves you a step by creating a two-frame page that keeps your Last.fm online radio player on one side, and an automatically populated Wikipedia biography page in the other.

The advantage of viewing Wikipedia's artist biographies over Last.fm's puny artist pages is the sheer depth of information (Tom Jones was born in Pontypridd, Wales?). The WikiFM page layout isn't the most elegant treatment we've seen (we've got FoxyTunes for that), but sometimes a blunt tool is all you need.

The Last.fm player embedded in the WikiFM's left browser pane lets you plug in any Last.fm username or call up an artist, tag, group, or specific Last.fm page of your choice. If you give it a try, come back and fill us in on a random band factoid in the comments section.

(via Listening Post)

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Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.

 

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