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That Thing We Do

July 11, 2024

Decoding voice cloning and recognition – an AI introspective

Ethical concerns emerge around the extent of manipulation and the privacy implications involved in the advancing use of voice data. The riddle we're tackling is whether the evolving use of  [...]

May 15, 2024

Partnering with Voice-Swap to establish a certification program to verify datasets used in AI music models

Ethical voice cloning platform Voice-Swap and BMAT have forged a groundbreaking partnership to establish a certification program for AI music models. The certification will harness the powe [...]

May 9, 2024

Acquiring MMS from Media Consultants to amplify advertising intelligence and global reach in Italy

AD Control of BMAT Music Innovators has acquired a majority stake in Metro Media System (MMS) from Media Consultants, marking a strategic leap toward amplifying the Italian advertising inte [...]

April 5, 2024

A super-brief introduction to Music AI for non-engineers and newbies alike

AI music is music that is composed, produced, or generated with the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. AI-generated music platforms are like smart synthesisers that ma [...]

March 20, 2024

Collaborating with RTP to champion fair compensation from public TV broadcasting for the Portuguese music community

RTP – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the Portuguese public broadcaster, has started a multi-year partnership with BMAT Music Innovators to enhance and automate music reporting process [...]

December 4, 2023

Joining forces with the Japan Music Copyright Association (JASRAC) to enhance the identification accuracy of JASRAC-managed songs on YouTube

JASRAC – Japan Music Copyright Association – has joined forces with BMAT Music Innovators to enhance the identification accuracy of JASRAC-managed songs on YouTube. Accurate identification  [...]

October 17, 2023

Behind the curtains of the Internship Orchestra Tour

Back in the fall of ’22 we launched the Internship Orchestra Tour – a programme giving 10 bright minds a seat to perform for the Music Operating System and better the industry altoget [...]

September 28, 2023

BMAT’s got a brand new CEO

You may have heard that BMAT runs on 3 CEOs now, following the infallible business principle ‘the more the merrier’. Well, it’s true but also part of the plan. Starting Ja [...]

August 18, 2023

Work vs life: this is how we get the balance right

We usually practice scales alone in our bedrooms. Instead, we’re practicing the balancing scales of work vs life to refine those too. It’s already old news that our team works from anywhere [...]

March 7, 2023

Client case study – AGINPRO x BMAT

Two heart-aching losses, a handful of record-breaking albums, and the music industry’s streaming-fuelled rebound – 2016 had everything. It was also the year we were lucky enough to start wo [...]

November 28, 2022

Client case study – The Nerve x BMAT 2.0

We’ve been working with the UK-based music publishing company The Nerve since 2021. A few months back, we asked about how they employ Vericast to make the most of their craft. They now [...]

September 19, 2022

Assembling the Copyright Admin component of our Music Operating System – MAM BMAT

Manage Ad Music – MAM – a company specializing in the collection of music royalties founded by Nan Wilson in 2000, has been acquired by BMAT Music Innovators. As a result of the acquisition [...]

September 12, 2022

The state of TV music usage across the US

We uncovered which types of music get the most screen time in the US, mapping how production, commercial and other types of music are used in 47 high-rating channels from February to March  [...]

April 19, 2022

Partnering with Audible Magic to deliver global music rights administration services to the Metaverse

BMAT Music Innovators teams up with Audible Magic to deliver a world-class rights and royalty administration service to Digital Service Providers. Music licensing is quickly evolv [...]

April 11, 2022

Client case study – The Nerve x BMAT

We’ve been working with The Nerve – a snazzy music publishing company based in the UK – since 2021. We thought now was the right time to see if and how Vericast is helping [...]

February 18, 2022

Strengthening royalties distribution model for Performance Rights Organisation Eshkolot to help 43,621 Israeli artists

BMAT Music Innovators and Eshkolot announce partnership to improve the royalties distribution model and music usage reporting for Israeli radio and TVs – helping Eshkolot distribute more ro [...]

November 18, 2021

The state of TV music usage across the UK

We checked out which types of music get the most screen time in the UK, mapping how production, commercial and other types of music are used in 6 high-rating channels from September to Octo [...]

November 16, 2021

Give up on genius, find your Scenius

Scenius is to a scene as genius is to a gene. Scenius refers to the collective intelligence of a group of people. There are reported wild sightings of it in electronic music in the 70s, K-P [...]

November 2, 2021

Improving digital music royalties distribution with Greek Rightholders Association EDEM

BMAT Music Innovators and EDEM Rightholders Association join forces to power a new, improved royalties distribution model for Digital Service Providers operating in Greece. BMAT now monitor [...]

October 4, 2021

The state of TV music usage across France and Germany

 We went deep diving with IPMG into the use of music across TV channels in France and Germany throughout March 2021. We put our findings, b-sides and rarities included, into a public r [...]

September 21, 2021

“Transparency is key to a thriving music industry” – Gabi Ferraté

Gabi is a Barcelona-born, globally-based engineer and music lover who works with us at BMAT Music Innovators. He recently developed the Royalties Calculator in his spare time like a big ner [...]

September 21, 2021

BMAT helps launch Royalties Calculator for artists

Created by engineer Gabi Ferraté – a Barcelona-born, globally-based engineer and music nerd working at BMAT Music Innovators – this music Royalties Calculator brings transparency to how muc [...]

July 26, 2021

BMAT offers 30 talent scholarships to aspiring music biz leaders

BMAT Music Innovators are partnering with IMB International Music Business School to call forward aspiring young professionals to work on real challenges and help better the music sector th [...]

May 10, 2021

Client case study – Kiss FM x BMAT

We’re glad to have been working with Kiss FM since October 2020. We caught up with them to see how the workings of their business had changed since they started using Reportal. Here&# [...]

April 16, 2021

The Music Operating System

Since 2006, we’ve been turning our love for music into a rocketing business by putting our tech to good use – helping create a healthy music industry which is able to last forever. Our [...]

February 11, 2021

Client case study – SoundsLikePublishing x BMAT

Sounds Like Publishing is a leading provider of music publishing administration for music in advertising, working with global music production companies, composers and brands. We’ve been wo [...]

June 18, 2020

Soundtracking a pandemic – Turning to old familiar songs for comfort

There’s a basic human tendency to seek out comfort in the familiar. It turns out, old songs are to our ears as Grandma’s comfort foods are to our taste buds.  Starting with radios, we  [...]

May 29, 2020

Soundtracking a pandemic – The rising anthems of COVID-19

We’re not talking about another Quarantunes playlist, but instead, how we’ve been watching a natural soundtrack to the COVID-19 pandemic emerge. Behavioural changes in music consumption are [...]

May 17, 2020

It’s time to get your hit together

“Get your hit together” is a 4-episode web series which aims to help independent artists make sure they get paid royalties for every play. Musicians are faced with the challenge of tracking [...]

April 22, 2020

The show must go on (air)

Music means a lot to us. We want to keep it alive. With The Show Must Go On Air, we’re trying to help musicians who’ve had gigs cancelled in Barcelona, our hometown, due to COVID-19—especia [...]

February 24, 2020

Music reporting for busy broadcasters

Our audio fingerprint, along with the post-transmission EPG data we receive, automates music reporting for TV programs. We’re sensitive beings. We’re often reaching for the tissues while li [...]

October 10, 2019

The world is our office – Remote working at BMAT

We’ve spent more than a decade purposefully recruiting the most innovative, talented and quirky people on this planet. Telling them to stay at one desk and do what they’re told would theref [...]

August 2, 2019

A day in the life of a music monitoring obsessive

Just in case you thought we weren’t obsessed enough with monitoring music, here’s a rare insight into how we BMATers see the world. Music is everywhere – so much so that it’s ea [...]

July 25, 2019

YAMAHA, aishiteru totemo aishiteru hontoni

CEO, Àlex, reflects on BMAT’s journey through various music technologies since their initial collaboration with Yamaha.  This is the story of a friendship that spans across decades. A [...]

May 10, 2019

Music monitoring in our eurovisionary dreams

Our music monitoring technology is tracking airplay of all participating Eurovision 2019 songs.  A universe where disco-powered Putin satire is considered a real musical genre is one we dre [...]

March 19, 2019

Music recognition in ads – from radio jingles to TV commercials

How we use our music recognition technology to detect music in advertisements. Since the radio’s invention in the 1920s, storytelling as an art form experienced a resurgence in popularity & [...]

March 4, 2019

“The electric guitar is my soul mate” – Interview with Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara talks to BMAT Since the release of Fatou, her solo album back in 2011, Fatoumata Diawara has been rather busy as one of the most celebrated voices in African mus [...]

March 1, 2019

The women of BMAT

BMAT women make the BMAT world go round. According to a selection of major tech companies’ 2018 diversity reports, women made up between 26% and 43% of employees, with a much lower percenta [...]

February 21, 2019

Music detection with deep music detector

Music detection, deep learning and our deep music detector. The definition of music is usually quite abstract, touching on the concepts of pitch, rhythm, and timbre. When we say that a soun [...]

January 28, 2019

The subtle art of picking your band’s metadata

The importance of music metadata. Apart from potential backstage antics, choosing a band name will probably be one of the most memorable things in your music career. Just imagine your mates [...]

December 20, 2018

Behind the scenes at SUMMUS

When I first heard about SUMMUS, I thought it was a misspelling of ‘zumos’ (juices, in Spanish), but as we started to get ready for the 3rd biennial event, it dawned on me that SUMMUS goes  [...]

December 5, 2018

How venues turn into revenues

Music identification impacts the artists’ revenues. After a night out on the town, we decided to research how music identification systems used in venues impact the revenue gener [...]

July 4, 2018

“Education is the key. Everybody needs to understand the flow of money” – Interview with Ben Turner

Ben Turner co-founded Muzik Magazine, he’s a director of Bestival, the International Music Summit and the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM). He’s CEO of the music manageme [...]

June 6, 2018

The world of sound effects

Sound effects in song production could eventually lead to misleading identifications. When we started to develop our audio fingerprinting technology, we made sure it worked with every  [...]

April 27, 2018

Music tracking – Songs from the city

We used our music tracking technology and our 80 million track database to see which places are being sung about most around the world. Our addiction to music tracking data made us wonder w [...]

March 22, 2018

Keep learning, deep learning

We gave Deep Learning the chance to challenge our classifier and identify what is music and what is not. You never know when you’ll close the loop. After a brief encounter with Neural Netwo [...]

March 1, 2018

Audio fingerprinting – How we identify songs

Audio fingerprinting is the process of digitally condensing an audio signal, generated by extracting acoustic relevant characteristics of a piece of audio content. Our motto is “We hear eve [...]

February 7, 2018

Razzmatazz’s Lluís Torrents – ‘Club managers like to see how the fees they pay get to the artists they play’

We chatted to the co-CEO of Razzmatazz about the importance of music monitoring in clubs like his. Lluís Torrents, co-CEO of Razzmatazz, is to Barcelona as a bassist is to a rock song. Alth [...]

January 18, 2018

How we built our brand – Part 2: Our colours are a soundtrack

BMAT Music Innovators revolves around music. She’s the reason for our existence. Now, she’s also the reason behind our brand colours. Our web, our catalogues, our blog and our n [...]

December 15, 2017

BMAT’s melody identification – Part 2: Running out of melodies

See Part 1 – Music and Language. The long awaited second part is here. No matter how you represent a melody, as long as the representation uses limited and quantised metrics – l [...]

November 21, 2017

A Tribe Called BMAT

Are You Experienced? Stassy is experienced at BMAT. She’s been working with us for longer than what Rudolf Steiner calls a cycle of life, which means she masters all our folklore. Here she  [...]

November 21, 2017

BMAT’s melody identification – part 1: Music and language

Our music identification technology has taken us on many journeys of exploration. Here’s just one that we wanted to share with you.  Years ago, our love of music identification lead u [...]

November 17, 2017

How we built our brand – Part 1: Our logo is a gig

Everyone, everything and every brand, has its own personality. Personality builds on values and beliefs and maps out through everything you do, everything you say and everything you show. B [...]

November 15, 2017

Hello Blog

The first ever BMAT Music Innovators blog post. We have finally decided to start our own blog. We are turning 12 years old at the end of 2017 and we consider this the right moment to get re [...]