In order to give you more flexibility with the song search we’ve added some features that will allow you to be more specific about what you want. By default the search looks at each of the keywords you enter and sorts the matches ranked by relevance so that you see the best match first. That’s in an ideal world, of course, and sometimes the system doesn’t get it right.
If you’re getting a bunch of results but not finding what you’re looking for, you can try narrowing your search a little with the following techniques:
* To get results that match an exact phrase, wrap the phrase in double quotes
(e.g. “Medeski Martin and Wood”).
* To get results that must contain a particular word, stick a “+” before the word
(e.g. Chemical Brothers +remix)
* To get results that do not contain a particular keyword, stick a “-” before the word
(e.g. Morrison -Van +Jim)
This should greatly improve the accuracy of the results without being too difficult to use. We’re not stopping here, of course, and we’ll be continually looking for different ways to improve both the quantity and the quality of search results.
As a side note, If you keep getting ringtones or partial songs feel free to email the search term you used to firstname.lastname@example.org.