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…

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…

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…