F A Q
When I need information on an artist, or an album, I look into AMG. Why do I need EARs?
AMG is an informative source for music. EARs is a music collection manager. If you have interest in a new group or an album, you can find it over many different sources on the net. When it comes to your own private collection, EARs will not only provide you with the detailed practical knowledge on every CD, and every track, but also allow you to use your collection "musically correct".
I only have about 40-50 CD's in my collection. Do I really need a "manager" for just a small collection?
True, that a "manager" is essential for the handling of large collections. But there are many other advantages to the EAR system that even "low consumers" of music can benefit. Whenever a user plays a CD, the EAR card placed on top will display relevant info on a glance.
I listen mainly to music downloaded, on MP3. I don't buy CD's. Your card system has no place for me. Am I right?
Sad but true. The EAR system works better for serious music lovers who buy their own music, and play it on home systems – not on computers. I really cannot even try to convince you. However, if you liked the concept behind ART & EARs, you could also benefit some advantages using our system. Up to you to discover.
I have understood that your system works well with rock music. Is it capable in handling other types of music?
EARs is a music collection manager for all types and styles of music. It won't mind if you listen to classic or French. If you care for music, you would love EARs.
I have a good ranked track with a higher rating than an excellent track. It does not make sense, so what's the story?
The higher rating of a track means it has a stronger contribution to the overall performance of the album. It doesn't mean that it's better. Quality of a track is determined by its rank, and therefore the excellent track will always be considered better than the good track, no mater what it rates. Track rating expresses how much contribution it has on the album rating.
So then, I am a little confused. What is really "track rating"? How do I use it?
Track rating is a building block in assembling a strong album rating. The quality of each track (ranking) is converted over time (ART) to track rating. Adding up all tracks ratings produces the final album rating.
Your system is quite complicated in terms of filling in cards, calculating and even understanding how it really works. Isn't there something easier?
New systems do tend to be awkward at the beginning. Reading the concept once again, will clear up things. In no time, users will be acquainted with the system, wondering how was it possible to get by without EARs.
I would like to see your own ratings and rankings of various albums. Do you have any plans in this regard?
The idea has crossed my mind, and is really very tempting to do. The problem is that there will always be some one not agreeing with my ratings, and that would only harm the EAR sites appeal. However, we could have room for users posting in their own ratings, and have them published.
I like your concept, and I'd love to take part in it. Is there any room in being part of your team?
If and when we experience lots of traffic on our site, we will positively need help. You are most welcomed to send us a note, telling us your story.
What's your favorite music and artists?
Just take a look at the "About Us" and you will have some idea.