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Beyond Human: Jazz Popcorn Robot

The Jazz Popcorn Robot is a performance without a performer, without composer and audience, but still music.

Our Music Observatory in the Jump European Music Market Accelerator: Meet the 2021 Fellows and their Tutors

Reprex’s project, the automated Demo Music Observatory will be represented by Daniel Antal, co-founder of Reprex among other building bridges projects. This project offers a different approach to the planned European Music Observatory based on the principles of open collaboration, which allows contributions from small organizations and even individuals, and which provides higher levels of quality in terms of auditability, timeliness, transparency and general ease of use.

Open Data Day Interview: Mapping Data with Milos Popovic

Milos Popovic is a researcher, a data scientist, Marie Curie postdoc & Top 10 dataviz & R contributor on Twitter according to NodeXL. He is going to join the Data & Lyrics team on International Open Data Day to help us put harmonized environmental degradation perception and environmental sensory data on maps. We asked him four questions about his passion, mapping data. Please join us 6 March 2021 9.30 EST / 15.30 CET for an informal digital coffee.

Do Independent Labels and Major Record Labels Compete on a Level Playing Field When It Comes to Streaming?

According to the written evidence submitted by Dr. Franco Mariuzzo and Dr. Peter Ormosi to the Economics of music streaming inquiry of the UK Parliament, Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports Committee, the answer is no.

Music Streaming: Is It a Level Playing Field?

Our paper argues that fair competition in music streaming is restricted by the nature of the remuneration arrangements between creators and the streaming platforms, the role of playlists, and the strong negotiating power of the major labels. It concludes that urgent consideration should be given to a user-centric payment system, as well as greater transparency of the factors underpinning playlist creation and of negotiated agreements.

Daniel Antal, co-founder of Reprex Was Selected into the 2021 Fellowship Program of the European Music Market Accelerator

Daniel Antal, co-founder of Reprex, was selected into 2021 Fellowship program of JUMP, the European Music Market Accelerator. Jump provides a framework for music professionals to develop innovative business models, encouraging the music sector to work on a transnational level. The European Music Market Accelerator composed of MaMA Festival and Convention, UnConvention, MIL, Athens Music Week, Nouvelle Prague and Linecheck support him in the development of our two, interrelated projects over the next nine months.

What If Your Stream Count Would Count For TheĀ Artists?

Many people believe that if you play your favorite song again, the artist will receive more money. Unfortunately, this is not the case. But the French Centre National de la Musique imagines a world where this would happen.

Reprex Joins The Dutch AI Coalition

Reprex is committed to develop its data platforms, or automated data observatories, and its Listen Local system in a trustworthy manner. Our startup participates in various scientific collaborations that are researching ideas on future regulation of copyright and fair competition with respect to AI algorithms, and joined the Dutch AI Coalition to position the company and the Netherlands at the forefront of knowledge and application of AI for prosperity and well-being, respecting Dutch and European values.

Ensuring the Visibility and Accessibility of European Creative Content on the World Market: The Need for Copyright Data Improvement in the Light of New Technologies

While the US have already taken steps to provide an integrated data space for music as of 1 January 2021, the EU is facing major obstacles not only in the field of music but also in other creative industry sectors. Weighing costs and benefits, there can be little doubt that new data improvement initiatives and sufficient investment in a better copyright data infrastructure should play a central role in EU copyright policy. Preprint of our article with copyright researchers.

Save The Date: Open Data Day 2021 on 6th March

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. It is an opportunity to show how open data can be used to connect different sources of information to generate new forms of knowledge. The availability of such data depends on encouraging the adoption of open data policies in government, business, and civil society. Reprex is a start-up that utilizes open data with open-source reproducible research. Please challenge us with your data requests and participate in our web events to show what open data can do for you.

Save The Date: Open Data Day 2021 on 6th March

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. It is an opportunity to show how open data can be used to connect different sources of information to generate new forms of knowledge. The availability of such data depends on encouraging the adoption of open data policies in government, business, and civil society. Reprex is a start-up that utilizes open data with open-source reproducible research. Please challenge us with your data requests and participate in our web events to show what open data can do for you.

Reprex Website

At last, Reprex has its own company website, leaving the two flagship project sites, the Demo Music Observatory and the Listen Local separate. We are back to blogging after a particularly difficult lockdown period.