Overview | SUMMARY
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In the last five years, we have witnessed an explosion of developments and events that have changed the relationships between persons and their music consumption behaviours:

There are lots of legal downloadable music services, and there are also related services that make possible for a user to store many music files that s/he has only once or even never listened to.

SIMAC is doing innovative research and development on digital music distribution services related to automatic extraction and organization of semantic descriptors of music content.

After having spent several years working on related projects, we have identified a list of needs that music consumers expect to be acomplished yet:

In order to achieve that, digital music management systems have to include:

For executing this project, the SIMAC Consortium has managed to merge complementary partners that cover different facets of the scientific, technical and commercial skills involved in the area of music technologies.

The SIMAC Consortium includes:
Three Internationally recognized research centres in:

which join efforts with industrial partners dealing with:

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