The Ultimate Hall of Fame: the definitive classical music chart
Exclusive preview: I've been working on a new website, positioned to be the ultimate classical music chart -- the Ultimate Hall of Fame:
When the website is launched, on New Year's Day 2011, the editors will be revealing the public's favourite pieces and composers, in the form of an interactive music chart. For the time being, the list of music and the position of each track in the chart is a closely-guarded secret... So watch this space... Each year for the past fifteen years, listeners of Classic FM, the UK's largest nation-wide classical music radio station, have voted for their favourite tracks in the annual Hall of Fame event. The new UHOF chart is calculated from data for the past fifteen years! I hope nobody minds me giving my followers on Twitter this exclusive developer's sneak preview of a work in progress! ;)
Features include Facebook integration, and users can comment on, and discuss the music and listen online to Classic FM. (Keep an eye on this blog for details of HTML5 features on the chart website and other projects I've been working on.)
In terms of technology, this new chart website is state-of-the-art. It's an ASP.NET MVC web app comprising an Entity Framework model, powered by load-balanced IIS web servers, with a SQL Server database tier. It all runs on Windows Server 2008 servers.
09 December 2010