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MusicDNA to fine-tune music recognition
October 14, 2009, 2:13 pm
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Found this interesting little article on Music Week not quite sure how well this is going to work considering a new genre/sub genre is spawned every day… I’d love to see how it works though…

Here’s what they said on Music Week:
Music recognition will no longer be such a hit and miss affair following the launch of new technology from the company that helped develop the MP3.

Whereas standard tools can only analyse a handful of vague descriptors, Bach has created a new application, MusicDNA, which can interrogate 13 different and very specific attributes – including genre, speed of music, tempo, density and beat – to give people an improved music recommendation service.

With millions of music tracks on any particular music service, MusicDNA makes it much easier to find music that people like and want. Bach Technology CEO Stefan Kohlmeyer says MusicDNA allows digital service providers to offer users “a much deeper music experience” and he claims it will breathe life into back catalogues and open up new revenues streams for content owners.

Bach is initially licensing its technology to digital music retailer People’s Music Store. This will be able to offer a range of MusicDNA services, from sophisticated automatic playlist generation and search and recommendation tools to enhanced user profiles for social networking.

But a spokesman says that it is anticipated that in the future the information will be embedded into music files, enabling users of any media player to access the search engine.

Company founder Dagfinn Bach is one of digital music’s early pioneers, while Bach’s technology partner is Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology, a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, where the MP3 was developed.

Investors in Bach include Karlheinz Brandenburg, who invented the MP3, and Shigeo Maruyama, the former CEO of Sony Music Entertainment.


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i remember also making music recommendations based on things like tempo, density and beat. their origins are also at the Fraunhofer Institute

Comment by Marcus

yes. yes… The Fraunhofer Institure had been standardizing formats for years, MP3, MPEG4, Surround MPEG Formats… This really didn’t surprise me at all… I just want to see the baby in action!

Thx for swinging by.

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