School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

C4DM Seminar: ‘Applying Non-Musical Terminology To Music: A 16,000 Track Case Study’

5 September 2012

Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm
Venue: Engineering Building Engineering Building Queen Mary, University of London Mile End London E1 4NS

"Applying Non-Musical Terminology To Music: A 16,000 Track Case Study" by Paul Riggio Eng 2.09 (email if coming from outside QM due to security doors)

“In the business of music-for-media, a common non-musical language has developed to describe music. I’ve developed a web-based tool set called TuneSpring in an effort to simplify the way music is found, managed, licensed and distributed, thereby making the music licensing business more accessible. Currently there are over 16,000 tracks in the database, all of which are categorized by different musicians using a language set which is for the most part, non-musical. In this session I’ll choose some of the most commonly used terms, we’ll analyze correlating music examples, and discuss which features are quantifiable.”