I now see the implementation is about browsing genres, and not about applying genres.Why would you want a different taxonomy? I don't get the point you are making or what the difference would be
This is not what I had in mind with all this, and my genre map is not designed for that.
I am not saying the taxonomy between browsing and tagging should be different.
I am saying that my genre map in it's current state is not suited to use for browsing in MusicBee.
There are a couple of reasons for that:
- For browsing the average user will not agree with some category choices I made for this map. E.g. many will want to have Pop and Rock separated. Some will want Electronic and Edm combined. That may need some reconsidering when having browsing in mind.
- The 'Ethnic' genre categories I invented will be disputed and not be familiar to the average user.
- A very large amount of the more refined subgenre/a.k.a. tags that my genre map contains will not be present in the average user's files. Sources such as Discogs and MusicBrainz just don't use them. (they are very slowly improving on that though, so maybe in the far future…)
- Many of the tags that they do
use are not in my genre map. Such as 'arena rock', 'avantgarde' 'ballad', 'christmas music' 'experimental' 'industrial' and many, many more.
- The same goes for the current Musicbee genres and categories.
Musicbee uses categories such as 'easy-listening' and 'regional and national'.
And genres as 'folk' 'indie' 'rap'.
Many users may be accustomed to using those, but they are also not in my map.
I am not saying there can't be a map and a hierarchy that assimilates/adapts as well as possible and will work for most users.
Such a map could indeed be used both for browsing and for tagging.
It's just that my map in it's current state was designed exclusively with the latter purpose in mind.
It's very strict with it's contents, and the categories were specifically chosen to make sense for tagging.
I am pretty sure it would frustrate many users if this map was implemented for browsing.