SUMMUS, Behind the Scenes

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 a step beyond its definition. More than a gathering place for forward-thinking experts, the event proved to be a…

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 generated. Results show that music played at venues increase the industry’s long-tail and provide a significant source of income for indie and non-mainstream artists. Some weeks ago we held…

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…