#Facts about monetizing music!

We have high hopes for 2020

Posted by TRCKtrace on Dec 30, 2019 10:16:51 AM

The end of the year is always that period when you look back and forward. What have I been doing in the past twelve months? What am I going to do in the next year? At TRCKTrace we also struggle with these feelings.

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Topics: monetize, artists revenues, music monitoring, music industry, music royalties, music database, soundaware, music recognition

TRCKTrace joins SoundAware Group

Posted by TRCKtrace on Dec 5, 2019 11:40:37 AM

TRCKTrace has joined the SoundAware Group. Joining the Hilversum based media monitoring company is a logical next step within the strategy of registering and reporting music monitoring via SoundAware's fingerprinting technology and TRCKTrace's monitor solutions for the music industry.

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Topics: monetize, artists revenues, music monitoring, music industry, music royalties, music database, soundaware, music recognition

Are you ready to boost your career?

Posted by TRCKtrace on Nov 15, 2019 11:51:00 AM

Would you like to work for a company that recognizes your individuality, passion, and gives you the opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways from day one? Join us now and boost your employability with an internship at one of the fastest growing music tech start-ups in Europe.

Our internship lasts for at least 6 months and is set up for 32-40 hours per week, but we are always happy to prolong your internship into a full time opportunity!

Your average day consists of writing blogs on multiple subjects, handling our SEO/SEA efforts and growing our reach on social media. Next to that building strong relationships with our growing number of clients all over Europe will be a key part of your day-to-day business.

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Topics: Insider, music industry, marketing, internship

Podcasts - The Key To Success

Posted by TRCKtrace on Oct 16, 2019 12:03:00 PM
At conventions and conferences such as Radiodays Europe and NAB , but also on online forums, there is a lot of speculation about what the radio landscape will look like in the future. How do you remain relevant as a station for the constantly changing listener habits?
Podcasts have been in and out of the spotlight for quite some time but what makes them so appealing to the listeners, and why are they are they becoming more and more popular?
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Topics: Insider, music industry, podcast

Which Social Media Platform To Choose When Promoting Music?

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jul 12, 2019 3:30:00 PM

Deciding where and how to promote your music is a very important step in becoming a successful artist. Before you begin with the advertisement of your persona and music, you need to carefully outline a marketing strategy plan. If you are planning on posting the same message across all social media channels it will most likely backfire against you and will leave you feeling burnt out and frustrated.

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Music Databases

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jul 4, 2019 3:39:50 PM


Why Do We Have Music Databases?


Every day thousands of songs are being released but where are they being stored? In huge databases that are either free of charge to the public or require a paid subscription for the usage of their services.

Each music database provides different service and there is stored information on the discographies of producing and performing artists. These databases retrieve information using the metadata of each audio file using ISWC (International Standard Musical Work Code - which is unique, permanent and internationally recognized reference number for the identification of musical works) and ISRC (International Standard Recording Code - which is used to administer rights audio or music video recordings) codes. Composer and artist information are also helpful when identifying and storing the musical piece.

The aim of the music databases is to store tracks and retrieve the music data from the audio files making it easier for listeners and performers to organize their music.

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Normal VS Fuzzy Database


A normal database is perceived as a collection of information regarding records or music data stored digitally. Whereas, Fuzzy database can compute vague or incomplete information using fuzzy theory.

Many of the songs tend to have imperfect or insufficient data that a normal database can't process. This is why the Fuzzy databases intend to understand flawed information about a musical piece and reproduce it directly in a database.

There are 2 main techniques that can represent imperfect information in databases - the possibilistic approach and the similarity relation-based approach. An easy method to start working with a fuzzy track is to add a fuzzy membership degree to each audio file, which is an attribute ranging between 0 and 1.

Music Database at TRCKTrace

At TRCKTrace, we use our own database of about 8 million tracks which are being deployed to recognize, retrieve, and store musical pieces from any source. Besides our own extensive database, we are also connected to some of the largest worldwide databases - Gracenote, Spotify and Apple Music.

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Topics: music monitoring, music industry, music database

Music Tracking Tools

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jun 28, 2019 3:09:47 PM

Music is freedom to express your self, feelings, and thoughts. Music is all about creating feelings that otherwise cannot be explained by using simple words. Composing music is the core of everything music-related. However, as an artist, publisher, record label you know that it is not only about creating music - you need to be able to track your music in order to understand and analyze it.

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Topics: music monitoring, music industry

Music Monitoring

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jun 25, 2019 11:08:46 AM

Music Monitoring

TRCKTrace is a music industry leader providing solutions for the monitoring of music. 

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Does Article 13 Support The Music Industry?

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jun 20, 2019 3:00:00 PM

In the near future, the state of the Internet will be changed once again as the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) will be voting on the infamous Copyright Directive or Article 13. The purpose of the new directive is to update and reinforce the rights of creative media owners within the Digital Market in Europe.

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Shazam Is Stepping Up The Music Identification Game

Posted by Yoanna Petkova on Jun 13, 2019 4:12:58 PM

Have you ever heard a great song on the Radio, YouTube video or down the street, and you want immediately to know the name and binge-listen to it?

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