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

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…

Audio Fingerprinting — How We Identify Songs

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 72M sound recordings every day….

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 thing. In the process, we found out that the universe of tunes behaves rather like…

How We Built Our Brand – Part 1: Our Logo is a Gig

Everyone, everything, 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. BMAT was founded on the strong belief that our technology and passion as innovators could help artists get the recognition they deserve. This is the story of…

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 ready for our teenage years. We have been introverted for long enough. Look, here’s proof: This was 2…