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That Thing We Do

April 5, 2024

A super-brief introduction to Music AI for non-engineers and newbies alike

AI music is music that is composed, produced, or generated with the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. AI-generated music platforms are like smart synthesisers that ma [...]

September 21, 2021

BMAT helps launch Royalties Calculator for artists

Created by engineer Gabi Ferraté – a Barcelona-born, globally-based engineer and music nerd working at BMAT Music Innovators – this music Royalties Calculator brings transparency to how muc [...]

April 16, 2021

The Music Operating System

Since 2006, we’ve been turning our love for music into a rocketing business by putting our tech to good use – helping create a healthy music industry which is able to last forever. Our [...]

February 24, 2020

Music reporting for busy broadcasters

Our audio fingerprint, along with the post-transmission EPG data we receive, automates music reporting for TV programs. We’re sensitive beings. We’re often reaching for the tissues while li [...]

February 21, 2019

Music detection with deep music detector

Music detection, deep learning and our deep music detector. The definition of music is usually quite abstract, touching on the concepts of pitch, rhythm, and timbre. When we say that a soun [...]

December 5, 2018

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 gener [...]

June 6, 2018

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  [...]

April 27, 2018

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 w [...]

March 22, 2018

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 Netwo [...]

March 1, 2018

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 eve [...]

February 7, 2018

Razzmatazz’s Lluís Torrents – ‘Club managers like to see how the fees they pay get to the artists they play’

We chatted to the co-CEO of Razzmatazz about the importance of music monitoring in clubs like his. Lluís Torrents, co-CEO of Razzmatazz, is to Barcelona as a bassist is to a rock song. Alth [...]

December 15, 2017

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 – l [...]

November 21, 2017

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 u [...]