Recent Posts

'I lived in the mountains for six years, and I loved it because it was a place where you needed to rely on yourself to survive.'

Marie de la Montagne is a performing musician and a music publisher. She currently lives in Prague.

The Data Sisyphus

Sisyphus was punished by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down every time it neared the top, repeating this action for eternity. When was a file downloaded from the internet? What happened with it sense? Are their updates? Did the bibliographical reference was made for quotations? Missing values imputed? Currency translated? Who knows about it – who created a dataset, who contributed to it? Which is the final, checked, approved by a senior manager?

Open Data - The New Gold Without the Rush

If open data is the new gold, why even those who release fail to reuse it? We created an open collaboration of data curators and open-source developers to dig into novel open data sources and/or increase the usability of existing ones. We transform reproducible research software into research- as-service.

Music Creators’ Earnings in the Streaming Era

Our Digital Music Observatory contributes to the Music Creators’ Earnings in the Streaming Era project with understanding the level of justified and unjustified differences in rightsholder earnings, and putting them into a broader music economy context.

New spotifyr R Package Release

After a very thorough modernization of the package’s exception handling, documentation, and code dependencies that I did in the last week, the spotifyr package has passed again the peer-review standards and it is back on CRAN. The package is an excellent starting to point for R newbies to try their hands on musicology analysis with a few keystrokes. And of course, it is an essential part of the research infrastructure of musicology worldwide in far more advanced applications.

Projects

Grants

Ex ante and ex post grant evaluation

Listen Local

Connecting local bands with local fans, joining scenes across the globe.

Music Observatory

Collaborative reproducible research in the music industry

Music Exports & Imports

Understanding how concerts, festival audiences and recordings are crossing borders

Authors

Editors

Authors

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Andrés García Molina, PhD

Data Scientist & Ethnomusicologist

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Botond Vitos, PhD

Data Scientist

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Emily Hansell Clark

Musicologist

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Kátya Nagy

Music Research Assistant

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Stef Koenis

Data Scientist & Ethnomusicologist

Recent & Upcoming Talks

Harness the Algorithm

Save the Date: We will present the Listen Local project in the Algorithms in Film, Television and Sound Cultures: New Ways of Knowing and Storytelling …

Open Data Day 2021

Save the Date: Open Data Day 2021 focusing on environmental, sustainability and public spending data mapping.

Reprex introduction in IVIR

Reprex introduces our research automation products on the IViRtual seminar.

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