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Revision as of 16:41, 10 August 2022

Music is an arrangement of audio signals of varying complexity transmitted over the airwaves (airwaves wrt. sound, not expressly limited to radio frequencies).



Compact Disk

Compact Disk (also spelled Compact Disc; commonly abbreviated CD) is a medium used by the Music industry in the 1980s-2000s for the retail sale and convenient distribution of music.

[1] [2] [3]


ID3 tags are used in MP3 files to store the title of the song, as well as information about the artist, album, genre, year and track number. ID3 V2 contains far more information than ID3 V1. There are soome existing services and programs which can be used to augment ID3 V2 tags even further, for example, to display an image.

For more details, see: Audio#ID3

Music Ontology

"The Music Ontology Specification provides main concepts and properties fo describing music (i.e. artists, albums, tracks, but also performances, arrangements, etc.) on the Semantic Web. This document contains a detailed description of the Music Ontology."[4]

The Internet changed the music industry. At first, P2P file sharing systems such as Napster allowed users to share any music they had on their computer with millions of other people. While this new-found freedom for music consumers had a profound effect on the business model of record labels, it pales into insignificance when compared to more recent developments in Internet music culture.

Online social networking communities such as MySpace have tapped into the underlying interest, particularly amongst the young, for self-made, indie music by allowing them to create personalised, Web-delivered identities with a very strong focus on musical interests. Millions of users have been able to carve out their musical niche, bypassing the record labels and appealing directly to their target audiences.

While MySpace provides a mechanism for artists to generate new content easily, free databases such as MusicBrainz continue the more traditional model of music classification, archiving millions of artists, albums and tracks. Music recommendation services such as Pandora attempt to match users' musical interests to new tracks through folksonomic tagging and algorithmic comparison. And, emulating more closely the model of the record labels online, companies such as Apple are now selling individual tracks at $0.99 USD with services such as iTunes.

At that point, the music industry of the 1980s and earlier - a small number of lead artists signed by an even smaller number of large record labels - was completely changed.

The Music Ontology is an attempt to link all the information about musical artists, albums and tracks together, from MusicBrainz to MySpace. The goal is to express all relations between musical information in order to help people find anything about music and musicians. It is based around the concept of machine readable information provided by any web site or web service dealing with music on the Web.












Heavy Metal








New Wave




Hip Hop



Breakin Beat







Amazon Digital




One of the best sources for royalty-free, streamable and downloadable music (both free and commercial), Jamendo offers royalty-free music for free (non-commercial use only) and by affordable purchase prices (for commercial use, and certain artists who offer commercial only).




Music to Code To

Retail Stores


Google Play

Amazon Cloud Drive


MP3tunes is a Music Service Provider (MSP) and the home of MP3tunes Locker, the only secure, online music space to feature unlimited listening. With just a couple clicks, Locker users sync up their own music collections to enjoy through any web browser and a growing number of home entertainment and mobile devices. The MP3tunes Locker is available in an ad-supported Free edition, along with the MP3tunes Premium Locker which permits larger music files, full access to album cover art and full customer support access.

Sheet Music

Music Videos


As of March 31st, 2009, MTV officially made their already digitized Music Video library and a limited collection of their regular TV programming content available via a new MTV API.

[28] [29]

Yahoo! Music


Apple Music


Amazon Music


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  • We7 - Personal DJ: http://www.we7.com[55] (manually curated playlists presented as streams, similar to radio but all digital and no talk)






See: Online Radio










The SixtyOne



Shazam is the world’s leading mobile music discovery application, enabling consumers to experience and share music with others across mobile devices and the internet.



midomi is the ultimate music search tool because it is powered by your voice. Sing, hum, or whistle to instantly find your favorite music and connect with a community that shares your musical interests. Give it a try. It's truly amazing!



Rolling Stone

[58] [59] [60]

Collection Management

[61] [62]




MusicBrainz is the world's largest free/open source, collaborative music community.


DBTune hosts a number of servers, providing access to music-related structured data, in a Linked Data fashion. It now provides access to more than 14 billion RDF triples. All the services hosted here are based on open Web standards such as RDF and SPARQL.

This effort is part of the Linking Open Data on the Semantic Web community project, hosted by the Semantic Web Education and Outreach interest group.

* DB Tune project site: http://dbtune.org/ 


BBC - Semantic Music Project

BBC recently launched a new Music beta site focused on Semantic Web technologies and (to a limited extent) linked, open data. The site is meant to "enable you to explore artists played on BBC Radio music programmes".[64]

The BBC acknowledges on their main page that the beta site is powered primarily by MusicBrainz, which is an open content music database.


LP33.tv is New Music Discovery and New Music Videos. It is being called "Music TV" as opposed to the concept of a single "Music Video" which appears on TV, it is a continuous stream of Music Videos, thus comprising a Music TV experience.

From their site: "Discover the next big thing. Through your choices and our expert scout network we find and feature the best new music from emerging artists. Explore our various TV channels, sit back and enjoy the music videos and news shows, or click across the video menu below the screen. Down below are links to today's choices of the best LP33.tv bands or just hover your cursor over them. Build your own video playlist of favorites and share it via MySpace, Facebook, and other sites. Join for free and press menu on the player." [65]


Freebase was formerly an excellent source for information about Music including Artist Discography, Album Art, track lists.

AllMusic Guide


inDiscover is a service designed to help bring independent music to new listeners. We appeal to both musicians and people interested in hearing fresh new music, by recommending songs based on our user's tastes. Songs are provided by independent artists from around the world in mp3 format.

By using a technique called collaborative filtering, we are able to predict how much a given user would like a specific song based on how they have previously rated other songs. After a user rates a song, they are presented with 2 playlists; one of songs that we KNOW that they like, and one of songs we THINK they will like.

By having users rate along different categories (eg. how well would a song be to listen to while working out?) we are able to compose playlists for each of those categories (eg. a playlist of songs we think you would like to workout to).


Contains RDF-XML descriptions and clips/full songs of a large variety of musical content (mostly musical and audio clips, but also some full songs).




Music Search

  • Music Player Daemon (MPD): http://www.musicpd.org (is a flexible, powerful, server-side/command-line application for playing music) [66]
  • OMP3 - start your own music portal: https://sourceforge.net/projects/omp3/ | DEMO (MP3 stream search and radio channel locator)
  • PHP Melody - Run your own Music Video portal: http://www.phpmelody.nl
  • ZINA (aka Zina is not Andromeda): http://pancake.org/zina (Zina is a graphical interface to your MP3 collection, a personal jukebox, an MP3 streamer. It can run on its own, embedded into an existing website, or as a Drupal module, Wordpress plug-in, Joomla component and module, Xoops module. It is released under the GNU General Public License v2.)



External Links


  1. Compact Disc 'Hipster kryptonite' -- will CDs ever have a resurgence?: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/aug/08/cds-resurgence-hipster-kryptonite-compact-discs-vinyl-format-music
  2. The CD+G Museum: http://www.cdplusg.com/cdplusg/Main.html
  3. CD+G FAQ: http://web.ncf.ca/aa571/cdgfaq.htm
  4. Music Ontology Specification - Abstract: http://musicontology.com/
  5. Music Ontology wiki: http://wiki.musicontology.com/index.php/Main_Page
  6. wikipedia: Puretracks
  7. wikipedia: Tower Records
  8. Tower Records bankruptcy: http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-207_162-599008.html
  9. Tower Records declares bankruptcy: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/3473877.stm
  10. A Broken Record Store: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/22/AR2006082201350.html
  11. ColumbiaHouse Music Club: http://www.columbiahousedeals.com/musicclubs/
  12. Columbia House closes its doors in Canada due to ‘obsolete’ media: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/dailybrew/columbia-house-closes-door-canada-due-obsolete-media.html
  13. Columbia House Canada is bankrupt: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/merged-columbia-house-canada-bankrupt-976298/
  14. DVD distributor closes its doors: http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/article/904898--dvd-distributor-closes-its-doors
  15. Sucks Ass - Columbia House Canada: http://pileofcrap.org/715/sucks-ass-columbia-house-canada
  16. wikipedia: Music World Corporation
  17. Music World in bankruptcy protection, closing stores: http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/business/story.html?id=72c52602-c615-46e0-b427-83883ee8426f
  18. Last Canadian Music Chain, Music World, Closes: http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/business/story.html?id=8d17e6bd-ec94-4870-81c7-8a5e959115c9
  19. wikipedia: Sam the Record Man
  20. Sam The Record Man founder Sam Sniderman dies at 92: http://www.thestar.com/news/obituary/article/1261272--sam-the-record-man-founder-sam-sniderman-dies-at-92
  21. Remembering Sam the Record Man: https://web.archive.org/web/20120925071718/http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/09/24/remembering-sam-the-record-man/
  22. The Story of Sam Gutowitz: http://www.nodepression.com/profiles/blogs/the-story-of-sam-gutowitz
  23. FYE stores: http://www.twec.com/corpsite/stores/
  24. wikipedia: Sam Goody
  25. wikipedia: Google Play
  26. Free source of Piano sheet music: http://www.musicbasic.com/piansheetmus.html
  27. FreeSheetMusic: http://www.freesheetmusic.net/
  28. MTV Loses Ground In The 'Playing Actual Music Videos' Game: https://www.npr.org/sections/therecord/2010/08/09/129084058/-mtv-loses-music-videos
  29. MTV smacks YouTube, posts almost every music video ever: https://arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2008/10/mtv-smacks-youtube-posts-almost-every-music-video-ever/
  30. Apple Music -- Support: https://support.apple.com/music
  31. Apple Music launches a public beta on the web: https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/05/apple-music-launches-a-public-beta-on-the-web/
  32. What is Apple Music -- a look at the key features: https://www.digitaltrends.com/music/what-is-apple-music/
  33. Amazon Opens Up Availability Of Free Music Streaming With Ads: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/343552/amazon-opens-up-availability-of-free-music-streami.html
  34. Two Million Free Spotify Users Suppress Ads: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/316531/two-million-free-spotify-users-suppress-ads.html
  35. Spotify, Substack Slammed For (inequalities in) Payments To Artists: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/361679/spotify-substack-slammed-for-payments-to-artists.html
  36. Simple PHP Spotify API implementation : https://github.com/007hacky007/spotiGet
  37. Spotify Web API PHP: https://github.com/jwilsson/spotify-web-api-php
  38. Spotify Web API Java: https://github.com/thelinmichael/spotify-web-api-java
  39. Spotify Web API for Android: https://github.com/kaaes/spotify-web-api-android
  40. Java Code Examples for com.wrapper.spotify.Api: https://www.programcreek.com/java-api-examples/index.php?api=com.wrapper.spotify.Api
  41. How is JavaScript used within the Spotify desktop application? Is it packaged up and run locally only retrieving the assets as and when needed? What JavaScript VM is used?: https://www.quora.com/How-is-JavaScript-used-within-the-Spotify-desktop-application-Is-it-packaged-up-and-run-locally-only-retrieving-the-assets-as-and-when-needed-What-JavaScript-VM-is-used
  42. Organizing a "Hack Week" (at Spotify): https://labs.spotify.com/2013/02/15/organizing-a-hack-week/
  43. Spotify Limited & Apple Records: https://500ish.com/apple-records-e092f11cd92e
  44. What Is Spotify Doing (direct upload in Beta for "Official/verified Artists")?: www.vulture.com/2018/09/spotify-direct-upload-feature-explained.html
  45. How Spotify’s Algorithm Knows Exactly What You Want to Listen To: https://onezero.medium.com/how-spotifys-algorithm-knows-exactly-what-you-want-to-listen-to-4b6991462c5c
  46. How to Change a Spotify Playlist Picture: https://www.howtogeek.com/729974/how-to-change-a-spotify-playlist-picture/
  47. How to Share Your Spotify Playlists with Friends (or the world): https://www.howtogeek.com/333434/how-to-share-your-spotify-playlists-with-friends-or-the-world/
  48. 6 Awesome Spotify Features You Should Be Using Vann Vicente @vannvicente: https://www.howtogeek.com/758705/6-awesome-spotify-features-you-should-be-using/
  49. How to See Song Lyrics on Spotify: https://www.howtogeek.com/750825/how-to-see-song-lyrics-on-spotify/
  50. Spotify's Q3 Ad Revenue Spikes 75%, Podcasts Start Paying Off: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/368184/spotifys-q3-ad-revenue-spikes-75-podcasts-start.html
  51. The most popular music for focusing, according to Spotify data: https://preply.com/en/blog/music-for-productivity-spotify-analysis/
  52. What Does Spotify’s “Enhance” Button Do, and How Do You Use It?: https://www.howtogeek.com/757632/what-does-spotifys-enhance-button-do-and-how-do-you-use-it/
  53. Map of Music styles: http://static.echonest.com/playlist/moms/
  54. Console.fm taps SoundCloud to become the next Turntable.fm : http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/07/11/console-fm-taps-soundcloud-to-become-the-next-turntable-fm/
  55. wikipedia: We7
  56. Playdar - Playlicks player (powered by Last.FM api + Musicbrainz metadata): http://player.playlick.com/#username=bcmoney
  57. Shazam Launches Enhanced Application on Ovi Store by Nokia: http://iphone.sys-con.com/node/1207298
  58. Rolling Stone' Music Charts Go Live https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/337875/rolling-stone-music-charts-go-live.html
  59. An Update on the Rolling Stone Charts: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/an-update-on-the-rolling-stone-charts-834234/
  60. Welcome to the RollingStone Charts: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/welcome-to-rolling-stone-charts-853157/
  61. I Tried Out 5 Vinyl record "Collection Management" Apps: http://www.vinylmeplease.com/magazine/i-tried-out-5-vinyl-collection-management-apps/
  62. Joomla -- MusicCollection: https://www.joomlathat.com/music-collection | DEMO
  63. Lyrics.rip -- example use of Genius API for Music lookup: http://www.lyrics.rip/ (Artist/Band lookup works great, but doesn't find actual lyrics, goes through a song of the chosen Artist/Band and turns their lyrics into a "Drake" or "Rihanna" dumbed-down hip hop version of those lyrics)
  64. BBC - Semantic Music BETA: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/beta
  65. LP33.TV - FAQ: http://www.lp33.tv/index.php?page=content&pid=32
  66. MPD clients/front-ends/plugins: http://mpd.wikia.com/wiki/Clients (through 100s of plugins & libraries it can play a variety of sound files while being controlled by its network protocol))
  67. FOAFing the music -- Bridging the semantic gap in music recommendation: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1570826808000711: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1570826808000711
  68. Awesome HTML5/CSS3 visualization of the “Definitive Daft Punk” mash-up: http://opus.fm/v1/view/awesome-html5-css3-visualization-of-the-definitive-daft-punk-mash-up/
  69. iPhone App Identifies Even Poorly Hummed Tunes: http://www.tonic.com/post/iphone-app-identifies-even-poorly-hummed-tunes/
  70. What is VEVO and why does it have so many music videos on YouTube?: https://www.quora.com/What-is-VEVO-and-why-does-it-have-so-many-music-videos-on-YouTube
  71. What does VEVO mean in youtube? Why do most of the singers write VEVO after their name?: https://www.quora.com/What-does-VEVO-mean-in-youtube-Why-do-most-of-the-singers-write-VEVO-after-their-name
  72. YouTube Confirms Stake in Vevo Music-Video Venture: http://variety.com/2013/digital/news/youtube-confirms-stake-in-vevo-music-video-venture-1200504729/
  73. Did YouTube Buy Fake VEVO Video Views?: https://readwrite.com/2013/01/28/youtube-bot-vevo-videos-lady-gaga-spk/
  74. Vevo Wants to Be Your Go-To App For Music Videos: http://time.com/4406602/vevo-music-videos/
  75. Vevo and the Business of Online Music Video Distribution: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03007766.2015.1065614
  76. What Is Vevo? Music Channel Description -- Personalized & High Quality Music Video Content: https://www.lifewire.com/what-is-vevo-3486285
  77. Why Every Artist Should Have Their Videos on VEVO: https://www.dittomusic.com/blog/why-every-artist-should-have-their-videos-on-vevo
  78. How To Get My Music Video On VEVO: https://www.dittomusic.com/blog/how-to-get-my-music-video-on-vevo
  79. Inside Vevo's Plan To Beat YouTube And Become The MTV Of The Digital Age: https://www.forbes.com/sites/shelbycarpenter/2016/10/19/vevo-play-beat-youtube-mtv-digital-age/
  80. K-Pop & J-Pop -- A Comparison: http://mindequalsblown.net/editorials/k-pop-and-j-pop-a-comparison
  81. K-Pop .vs. J-Pop: https://thediplomat.com/2011/03/k-pop-versus-j-pop/
  82. J-POP (JAPANESE POP MUSIC), THE JAPANESE MUSIC INDUSTRY AND COMPETITION FROM K-POP: http://factsanddetails.com/japan/cat20/sub130/item705.html
  83. Why is K-pop more popular in the United States than C-pop or J-pop?: https://www.quora.com/Why-is-K-pop-more-popular-in-the-United-States-than-C-pop-or-J-pop
  84. K-pop’s gross double standard for women: https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-04-25/k-pop-s-gross-double-standard-women

See Also

Radio | Audio | MP3 | ID3 | OGG | Metadata | MusicBrainz | Lyrics