The Digital Music Observatory on LineCheck
Open call for Italian and international partners to try out and join the Digital Music Observatory
Our main aim was to find new users to our Digital Music Observatory, and to find partners for a future Horizon Europe R&D project to develop the scientific pillars of the Observatory in a manner that meets practical industry needs and the feature requirements laid out in the Feasiblity Study for a Euroepan Music Observatory.
We believe that our Digital Music Observatory and its decentralized, bottom-up approach allows for a great combination of open science funding and meeting the requirements laid out in the Feasibility Study. Our open collaboratin method does not require complex international agreements to jump start a truly European music observatory - we are already halfway there.
Our data is particularly useful in understanding why music streaming is devalueing copyrights, and how its autonomous recommendation systems can undermine important cultural policy, child protection, or competition and anti-discrimination laws.
If you want to get a taste of the value of our data, check out the panel discussion Streaming Economics: where are we really going? panel discussion with Helienne Lindvall, Enzo Mazza (President of FIMI), Charles Kilby Welch , moderated by Steve Mayall (Music Ally), and of course, Daniel Antal, the co-founder of Reprex and the Digital Music Observatory.
Open Music Observatory
Why Data Observatory?
Our use cases highlight the value of having a wide range of data available for the industry players, researchers and policy-makers. In the era of big data, and when open data is becoming legally more and more available, it is important to have one place with a single data collection method. Copernicus built a permanent observatory for the ongoing observation of celestial bodies. We built an automated data observatory to permanently collect data about music.