Recent Posts

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.

Trustworthy AI: Check Where the Machine Learning Algorithm is Learning From

We do care what our children learn, but we do not care yet about what our robots learn from. One key idea behind trustworthy AI is that you verify what data sources your machine learning algorithms can learn from. As we have emphasised in our forthcoming academic paper and in our experiments, one key problem that goes wrong when you see too few small country artists, or too few womxn in the charts is that the big tech recommendation systems and other autonomous systems are learning from historically biased or patchy data.

Reprex is Contesting all Three Challenges of the EU Datathon 2021 Prize

Reprex, a Dutch start-up enterprise formed to utilize open source software and open data in open collaboration with its partners is contesting all three challenges of the EU Datathon 2021 Prizes.

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

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Andrés García Molina, PhD

Data Scientist & Ethnomusicologist

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Botond Vitos, PhD

Data Scientist

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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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