Research And Innovation Projects

Empowering the music industry with ground-breaking audio technologies.

Intro

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

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

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.

NextCore

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.

LoudSense

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

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

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.

DeepTrack

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.

Industrial Doctorates

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).

PlayIT

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.

BEBOP

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.

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TAGFLOW & CLUBIFY

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.

MODIRECT

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).

Supporting Public Bodies

European Commission - Horizon 2020

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

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

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.

Research Partners

MTG

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.

UPC

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.