Research And Innovation Projects
We’re obsessed with challenging ourselves to come up with better, faster, stronger – and more accurate – solutions for what we do. That’s why we invest over 3 million euros every year in our in-house Research and Development.
Research and innovation projects
FuturePulse – Multimodal Predictive Analytics and Recommendation Services for the Music Industry has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 761634.
Bloomen – Blockchains in the new era of participatory media experience has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 762091.
La Agencia Estatal de Investigación del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (The Research National Agency of the Ministry of Science and Innovation) supports the call Retos-Colaboración 2019, project NextCore – New generation of music monitoring technology, RTC2019-007248-7.
ACCIÓ (Agència per la Competitivitat de l’Empresa, Generalitat de Catalunya) supports the project LoudSense – AI system for automatic audibility estimation of background music in audiovisual productions (ACE014/20/000051) as part of the call INNOTEC 2020.
Identi@rt – R+D en preservació del valor d’actius digitals de música, art i disseny, amb distributed ledger tech (COMRDI18-1-0011) from la Comunitat Media (COM18-1-0002) is financed by ACCIÓ (Agència per la Competitivitat de l’Empresa, Generalitat de Catalunya) as part of the collaborative projects for research, development and innovation of the RIS3CAT Communities.
PICAE – Publicació Intel·ligent de Continguts Audiovisuals i Editorials (COMRDI18-1-0007) from la Comunitat Media (COM18-1-0002) is financed by ACCIÓ (Agència per la Competitivitat de l’Empresa, Generalitat de Catalunya) as part of the collaborative projects for research, development and innovation of the RIS3CAT Communities.
Ministerio de Economía y Empresa (Ministry of Economy and Enterprise) supports the Strategic Action of Economy and Digital Society – the Digital Enabling Technologies impulse 2019, project DeepTrack – System for real-time massive audio monitoring based on artificial intelligence, TSI-100903-2019-38.
The projects Music/speech detection in broadcast media programs (DI46-2016) and Music identification algorithms using deep learning techniques (DI46-2020) are supported by the Industrial Doctorates plan of the Secretary of Universities and Investigation of the Department of Companies and knowledge of the Catalonia Generalitat (Secretaría de Universidades e Investigación del Departamento de Empresa y Conocimiento de la Generalitat de Cataluña).
BEBOP – Plataformas Heterogéneas para la Identificación de Música (RTC-2016- 4920-7) is supported by Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness). Development and Innovation Oriented to Challenges of Society, in the frame of the Spanish National Plan for Scientific Research and Innovation of Technologies 2013-2016. Co-funded by Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) – The way to build Europe.
Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport) provides support to increase the legal supply of cultural digital content on the Internet and to promote the modernization and innovation of cultural and creative industries. (Ayuda a la inversión en capital ref. 284/MI/2013).
Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo (Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism) supports the Spanish National Plan for Scientific Investigation, Development and Innovation of Technologies 2008-2011 (Project TAGFLOW – TSI-020602-2012-195 and Project CLUBIFY – TSI-100600-2013-24). Co-funded by Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) – The way to build Europe.
Big Data BI scalable engine for the process and identification of music metadata is a disruptive solution for matching and repor-ting music usage to CMOs by daily proces-sing of billions of lines of usages reported by digital services like YouTube and Spotify to identify musical works. The solution follows the authors’ rights in a multifunctio-nal, efficient and transparent interactive panel and tracks royalties from usage reports to the invoice or CCID (Claim Con-firmation & Invoice Details).
Ministerio de Energía, Turismo y Agenda Digital (Ministry of Industry, Energy and Digital Agenda) supports the Strategic Action of Economy and Digital Society -Technological Impulse 2017 (Project PlayIT – TSI-100600-2017-20). Co-funded by Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) – The way to build Europe.
Red.es (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation) supports the Strategic Action of Economy and Digital Society – the Digital Enabling Technologies impulse 2020, project Cloud Computing Platform for Scalable and Elastic Musical Monitoring (BigWave), 2020/0720/00097949. Co-funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER) – The way to build Europe.
BigWave aims at developing an elastic cloud architecture that enables the scaling of the processes of identification of musical recordings, making it possible to increase the number of daily identifications by a factor 10 and incorporate in this new identification platform the new advanced algorithms developed in the laboratory.
Red.es (Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation) supports this R&D project in Artificial Intelligence and other digital technologies together with their integration in the value chain (C005/21-ED call) as part of the Digital Spain 2025 plan.
MatchingLearning: Motor de reconciliación de entidades impulsado por IA para la industria de la música (AI-powered entity reconciliation engine for the music industry) – 2021/C005/00149157 is a novel solution based on Deep Learning algorithms used for matching and homogenisation of music data and metadata databases.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation supports this R&D project in technologies associated with the Metaverse and Web 3 as part of the Spain Audiovisual Hub of Europe plan.
Proof-of-Play muSIc oraCLE (PoPSICLE) – Audio Fingerprint-Based Blockchain Oracle for Decentralised Logging of Music Usage – FAV-010200-2022-0019 proposes the development of a decentralised music oracle, designed with the potential to become the industry standard, to allow creators of musical works to receive correct and secure information about the use of their creations.
CDTi (Ministry of Science and Innovation) supports this R&D project in new technologies applied to the Audiovisual and Videogames production as part of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2021-2023, within the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.
resCUE: Smart system for automatic usage reporting of musical works in audiovisual productions – SAV-20221147 aims at providing the audiovisual industry with an intelligent tool for the creation, management and declaration of cuesheets.
The Eurostars project E!693 Live Insights – Turning online music streams into offline success aims at developing an AI-based platform that analyses data from digital music streaming services and social media to discover untapped revenue opportunities for performing artists, live music venues and event ticketing companies. Using GLI, artists can plan tours and promotional activity with data-based certainty. Venues can discover artists with a growing audience in their area and predict ticket Sales. This project has received funding from the Eurostars-3 joint programme with co-funding from the CDTI, supported by the Spanish Science and Innovation Ministry, and the European Union Horizon Europe research and innovation programme.
MUSIC360 – A 360 degrees perspective on the value of music has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101094872. Our goal is to create a digital platform that collects data about the value of music played in venues for different stakeholders.
Supporting Public Bodies
Horizon 2020 is the eighth framework programme created by the European Union/European Commission to support and foster research in the European Research Area (ERA). It provides grants to research and innovation projects through open and competitive calls for proposals.
CDTI (Centre for Industrial Technological Development) is a Public Business Entity, answering to the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, which fosters the tech- nological development and innovation of Spanish companies.
ACCIÓ is the agency for business compe- titiveness of the Government of Catalonia. It specializes in promoting innovation and internationalization and has a network of 34 offices worldwide.
Music Technology Group (MTG), Universi- tat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) carries out research on topics such as audio signal processing, sound and music description, musical interfaces, sound and music communities, and performance mode- lling.
Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to research and higher education, speciali- sed in the fields of architecture, science and engineering.