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 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…

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 which cities are most sung about. We have the curiosity, the tools and now an Instagram account to share our findings. Elvis…

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 Networks, Àlex decided to go find an algorithm somewhere else. Two decades later they met again and became pals. Now called Deep…

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 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…

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 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,…

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…

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 us to investigate whether language and music were the same things. In the process, we found out that the universe of tunes behaves rather like…