BBC Playlister : What lies beneath the surface/service? - Keeping Tracks

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An opportunity for the BBC to share its guiding principles around music metadata and the ecosystem that underlies our nascent BBC Playlister service.

Speakers : Sacha Sedriks, Creative Director and Nicholas Humfrey, Technical Architect. BBC Future Media, iPlayer Radio + Music.

As part of the British Library's Keeping Tracks symposium on music and archives in the digital age.

21.03.14

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/music/2014/04/keeping-tracks.html

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BBC Playlister : What lies beneath the surface/service? - Keeping Tracks

  1. 1. WHAT LIES BENEATH THE SURFACE/SERVICE SACHA SEDRIKS. CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BBC FUTURE MEDIA, RADIO + MUSIC BRITISH LIBRARY. KEEPING TRACKS: A ONE DAY SYMPOSIUM ON MUSIC AND ARCHIVES IN THE DIGITAL AGE. MARCH 2014.
  2. 2. REMEMBER
  3. 3. RECOMMEND
  4. 4. REPLAY
  5. 5. CUE VIDEO
  6. 6. SERVICE versus DESTINATION
  7. 7. SERVICE versus DESTINATION
  8. 8. TOUCHPOINTS BBC MUSIC ECOSYSTEM
  9. 9. TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE BBC MUSIC ECOSYSTEM
  10. 10. TECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE BBC MUSIC ECOSYSTEM
  11. 11. SERVICE backendTECHNICAL ARCHITECTURE BBC MUSIC ECOSYSTEM
  12. 12. THE SEMANTIC WEB
  13. 13. OPEN DATA
  14. 14. dbpedia.org
  15. 15. dbpedia.org musicbrainz.org
  16. 16. dbpedia.org musicbrainz.org bbc.co.uk/music bbc.co.uk/programmes
  17. 17. dbpedia.org musicbrainz.org bbc nitro
  18. 18. dbpedia.org musicbrainz.org FOAF (Friend of a Friend) bbc nitro
  19. 19. MUSICBRAINZ
  20. 20. ARTIST ID CANONICAL
  21. 21. musicbrainz.org/artist/artist-id
  22. 22. musicbrainz.org/artist/164f0d73-1234-4e2c-8743-d77bf2191051musicbrainz.org/artist/ ARTIST ID FOR KANYE WEST
  23. 23. musicbrainz.org/artist/164f0d73-1234-4e2c-8743-d77bf2191051 ARTIST ID FOR KANYE WEST bbc.co.uk/music/artists/
  24. 24. ARTIST ID CANONICAL
  25. 25. ARTIST IDTRACK CANONICAL
  26. 26. ARTIST IDTRACK if only it were that easy… CANONICAL
  27. 27. THERE ARE OVER 100 DIFFERENT OFFICIAL RELEASES OF NEVERMIND...
  28. 28. AS A METADATA STOPGAP, THE BBC HAS ESTABLISHED A SINGLE RECORD ID WHICH ACTS AS RECORDING GROUP IDENTIFIER FOR SIMILIAR RECORDINGS. RECORD ID
  29. 29. MUSICBRAINZ AND THE BBC ARE ALSO EXPLORING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A DISCRETE WORK ID TO IDENTIFY AN ‘ARTISTIC CREATION’, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE RECORDINGS DONE BY VARIOUS ARTISTS. WORK ID
  30. 30. CODA
  31. 31. STATS OCTOBER 2013 / FEBRUARY 2014
  32. 32. 90,000ishAVERAGE WEEKLY UBs TO BBC PLAYLISTER DESTINATION AVERAGE VISITS PER BROWSER STABLE AT 1.16 VISITS PER WEEK, SUGGESTING CORE GROUP OF REGULAR USERS.
  33. 33. 3,300,000TRACKS REMEMBERED / ADDED TO PERSONAL PLAYLISTS
  34. 34. MOST POPULARTHE CONSISTENTLY MOST POPULAR TOUCHPOINTS FOR THE PLAYLISTER SERVICE
  35. 35. UK TOP 40 SINGLES CHARTBBC RADIO 1
  36. 36. BBC RADIO 1NETWORK HOMEPAGE & NETWORK PLAYLIST
  37. 37. GILLES PETERSONBBC RADIO 6MUSIC
  38. 38. PETE TONGBBC RADIO 1
  39. 39. ANNIE MACBBC RADIO 1 HER ‘PRESENTER PLAYLIST’ ON PLAYLISTER ALSO HAS THE MOST SUBSCRIBERS.
  40. 40. PEAKY BLINDERSBBC TWO
  41. 41. !"#$%&'$() *&+&,( -.+)/+)0%)$1 2&13405 6$0%75/)8$%$ 90.(:8$1 Q&A?SACHA SEDRIKS & NICK HUMFREY BBC FUTURE MEDIA, RADIO + MUSIC

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