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