How Venues Turn Into Revenues

After a night out, we decided to do some research on how music identification systems used at venues might have an impact on the revenue generated in the indie music scene. Results show that music played at venues increase the industry’s long-tail and provide a significant source of income for non-mainstream artists. Some weeks ago…

The World of Sound Effects

When we started to develop our audio fingerprinting technology, we made sure it worked with every sound we recorded but we still had a way ahead to delve into its nuts and bolts and overcome some of the oddities of our industry. This leads us on to the fascinating world of sound effects. Some weeks…

Songs From the City

Elvis sings “home is where the heart is” and we may be Barcelona born but formed by twenty nationalities and set in twelve cities, our home is everywhere. This along with our chart addiction made us wonder which cities everyone is singing about and how we could measure it. We have the curiosity, the tools…

Keep Learning Deep Learning

You never know when you’ll close the loop. After a brief encounter with Neural Networks, Àlex decided to go find an algorithm somewhere else. Two decades later they met again and became pals. Now called Deep Learning, Neural Networks showed up last year at BMAT to help us solve one of our biggest challenges: teach…

How We Identify Songs. Audio Fingerprinting

Our motto is “We hear everything everywhere and tell everyone who wants to know.” Something we don’t mention so often but we feel equally proud of is how we do it: audio fingerprinting. It’s literally our identity sign, the system that allows us to identify 52 years of audio against 60M sound recordings every day….

How We Built Our Brand – Part 2: Our Colours Are a Soundtrack

Our web, our catalogues, our blog and our newsletter, they all shine at certain light frequencies, the colours of BMAT. In our first How we built our brand we explained the story behind our logo, here we want to explain the story behind our brand palette. Etymologically, the term music refers to the arts of muses….

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 – like a music score over a certain number of bars does – the number of possible melodies is finite. Despite infinite expression nuances…

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 explains some. It’s been more than 7 years now that I’ve been part of BMAT. After your initial rite, you are not…