Jennifer Ludden told audiostiles she likes music by artists such as French Canadian singer Daniel Belanger:
Four New Favorites?
Ludden particularly liked these pieces suggested by audiostiles:
Maybe you're lucky enough to have a cool friend who introduces you to new music. Maybe you're that cool friend. Or just maybe you're neither.
For a fee, the musical consulting company behind the Web site audiostiles.com introduces clients to fresh tunes based on a survey of their current tastes.
As Jennifer Ludden learned, using the service is as simple as fillling out a questionnaire. But the results can be mixed.
Audiostiles' Jeremy Abrams helped put together a 16-song mix for Ludden after she answered the survey. He explains how the service works, and why Ludden wound up with a CD entitled World Lounge Today.