Digital Music Observatory

Pan-European Creator Survey

Understanding coping strategies with online platforms, their algorithms, piracy and free use, and Covid-19 relief measures. A truly Pan-European data collection.

How We Design Better Indicators?

We want to create open indicators that business users, music organizations, evidence-based policy makers can trust as much as data from Eurostat, U.S. federal agencies, or premium market research companies. Using similarly rigorous statistical standards, open data, open science, and the innovations of data science we want to fill the data gaps of the European music industry with timely, easy-to-import, visualized, documented, high-quality data.

What is Survey Harmonization?

Survey harmonization is a powerful research tool to increase the usability of questionnaire-based empirical research. When the same questions are asked from similarly selected German and French people, music audiences and musicians, then we can make meaningful comparisons between the public opinions of the two countries, or the different perceptions of fans and makers of music.

The Music Value Chain

Our ambition is to build a comprehensive data source and online data analysis tools for the European music industry. This requires a map of the music ecosystem — we need to understand where value is created and money is exchanged, and we need to observe how much is this value and how much is being paid for it.

Looking for Horizon Europe Consortium Partners

Our open collaboration platform is looking for partners for the Horizon Europe call Towards a competitive, fair and sustainable European music ecosystem.

Jumping Ahead With the Digital Music Observatory

Our Digital Music Observatory project spent a year in the JUMP Music Market Accelerator's program. Over the course of 9 months, co-founder Daniel Antal could meet many stakeholders from almost all European countries, meet other new music technology startups and projects, and got mentoring and other professional help to further develop the project.

Digital Music Observatory on MaMA 2021

Invitation for Digital Music Observatory

Horizon Europe Consortium

OpenMusE brings together music industry stakeholders and researchers from 12 European countries. Our partners represent the diversity of the industry, as well as the shared need to find financially, socially, and environmentally sustainable policy and business models in multiple, sometimes-fragmented streams (e.g., live music, composers/publishers, and recordings with producers and performers)

Horizon Europe Consortium

OpenMusE brings together music industry stakeholders and researchers from 12 European countries. Our partners represent the diversity of the industry, as well as the shared need to find financially, socially, and environmentally sustainable policy and business models in multiple, sometimes-fragmented streams (e.g., live music, composers/publishers, and recordings with producers and performers)

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.