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Personalized Recommendations

ZuKool Music provides highly relevant, personalized music recommendations. We use advanced AI to create intelligent taste agents that, through user interaction, evolve to embody a user's musical taste profile.

Select Select

Search our growing library (currently 600,000 songs) and select examples of songs you like, just one or build a songlist.
Recommend Recommend

Get recommendations for music that is similar to your selected songs. We hope you will be pleasantly surprised.
Personalize Personalize

Rate our recommendations and get new recommendations that more closely fit your own personal taste.

Our smart taste agents can search through large music libraries to provide automatic, proactive, taste-specific music recommendations that can cross musical genres and artists, liberating the user from tedious search and taking music exploration and discovery to another, very exciting level.

No sign up required.

About Us

ZuKool is committed to enabling users to easily and quickly find information that is highly relevant to their individual tastes and requirements. ZuKool's adaptive search technologies - advanced AI search and recommendation technologies based on an individual's own preferences - empower users by putting them at the center of the information universe and in control.

Founded in October 2005, ZuKool is headquartered in Berkeley, California, with its R&D team currently based in Tokyo.

Lynn R. Yamashita - Co-Founder, Chair and Interim CEO

Based in Berkeley, California, Lynn focuses on strategy and implementing the vision of ZuKool. Lynn is a lawyer and has practiced in San Francisco, London and New York.
Lynn holds a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Master of International Affairs in International Economics and China Studies from Columbia University, and a BA cum laude in Political Science from Mount Holyoke College.

Kazuki Arita - Co-Founder, Director and President of Technology and Innovation

Kazz focuses on setting technology directions for ZuKool and leads ZuKool's R&D team in Tokyo. Prior to co-founding ZuKool, Kazz was the IT Strategist Manager at First Co. Ltd., a privately-held Japanese IT company, and was responsible for creating and implementing its e-marketing business model, including its innovative mobile phone marketing campaign services. Prior to First, Kazz was the web site manager for Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., the world's second largest printing company; co-founded a web site production company as well as co-founded a direct marketing flower business that provided e-business support to Japanese flower retailers. Kazz is also an Ikebana master, Japanese tea ceremony master and master calligrapher.
Kazz holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Dokkyo University, Japan.

Miles M. Ishigaki - Co-Founder, Director and Chief Music Theorist

Miles leads ZuKool's music research group from Fresno, California. Miles is a Professor of Music at California State University, Fresno, where he has taught applied clarinet, music appreciation and music theory since 1987. His current research projects include Inspired Accidents: The Interaction of Intuition and Analysis in Teaching Music Performance and Stravinsky's Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet: Interpretations by Great Artists.
Miles holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Oklahoma and received a Master of Music from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Music Performance and Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado.

Contact Us

Interested in finding out more about how ZuKool Products and Services can power your business? Please send us an email and someone will get right back to you.

You can also contact us directly at:

Lynn Yamashita, Interim CEO (US Office)

email: lynn@zukool.com

Kazuki Arita, President (Japan Office)

email: kazz@zukool.com
phone: +81 (0)6-6585-7070