Data Set AcousticBrainz hopes to collect sonic data on all recorded music.

Published on November 26th, 2014 | by Travis Korte


Sonic Information on One Million Songs

AcousticBrainz is an attempt to crowdsource sonic information about all the music in the world. The data, which includes information on each piece of music’s key, mood, genre, tempo, and other factors, currently spans nearly one million pieces of music. The database, a collaboration between the MusicBrainz music metadata database and the Music Technology Group at Barcelona’s Universitat Pompeu Fabra, is available freely online in full. The collaborators hope AcousticBrains will help music technology researchers to create new recommendation systems.

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About the Author

Travis Korte is a research analyst at the Center for Data Innovation specializing in data science applications and open data. He has a background in journalism, computer science and statistics. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, he launched the Science vertical of The Huffington Post and served as its Associate Editor, covering a wide range of science and technology topics. He has worked on data science projects with HuffPost and other organizations. Before this, he graduated with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, having studied critical theory and completed coursework in computer science and economics. His research interests are in computational social science and using data to engage with complex social systems. You can follow him on Twitter @traviskorte.

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