links for 2011-02-01

  • Color theory is a little obsession of mine. You’re here for startup advice, but this week I’m taking an indulgence. Leave a comment if you want to see more or fewer of these little distractions
  • The Million Song Dataset is a freely-available collection of audio features and metadata for a million contemporary popular music tracks.

    Its purposes are:

    To encourage research on algorithms that scale to commercial sizes
    To provide a reference dataset for evaluating research
    As a shortcut alternative to creating a large dataset with The Echo Nest's API
    To help new researchers get started in the MIR field

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