On Tuesday February 2nd we attended the ¨Music Similarity is not Music Recommendation¨ at the .HBC by Spanish computer scientist and engineer Pedro Cano, who gave us an overview on the newest research and technologies in the field of music recommendation. Interesting statistics based on a number of new online music services and social interaction are the basis of his system analisis which are all destined to have a great impact in the near future on the reception and distribution of music. A new way of reflecting the true variety and diversity of the music market introducing upcoming and even unsigned artists in the commercial markets. The question is, will consumers take the time to investigate new fields that are not commercialized by the larger networks.
words: Alberto Barello