The Audio Commons Team

Consortium

The Audio Commons consortium is formed by leading research institutes in sound and music computing and key players in the creative industries. Academic partners include the Music Technology Group from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (MTG, project coordinator), the Centre for Digital Music from Queen Mary University of London (C4DM), and three research groups from University of Surrey: the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), the Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR) and the Surrey Business School. On the industry side, the Audio Commons consortium includes Jamendo (one of the biggest platforms for sharing independent Creative Commons music), AudioGaming (an innovative company developing next generation audio tools for sound designers and video game developers), and Waves (world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets). What follows is a list of key people behind the Audio Commons consortium:

NameAffiliationSite/contact
Xavier Serra Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra site Project's principal investigator
Frederic Font Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra email, site Main contact
Alastair Porter Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra site
Dmitry Bogdanov Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra site
Xavier Favory Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Eduardo Fonseca Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
George Fazekas Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London site
Mathieu Barthet Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London site
Mark Sandler Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London site
Lasse Vetter Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London
Damir Juric Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London
Mark D. Plumbley Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey site
Wenwu Wang Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing, University of Surrey site
Tim Brookes Institute of Sound Recording, University of Surrey site
Russell Mason Institute of Sound Recording, University of Surrey site
David Plans Centre for the Digital Economy, University of Surrey site
Carla Bonina Centre for the Digital Economy, University of Surrey site
Milosz Miszczynski Centre for the Digital Economy, University of Surrey
Yuval Levi Waves Audio LTD waves.com
Martin Guerber Jamendo SA jamendo.com
Amaury La Burthe AudioGaming audiogaming.net

Supporters

The following institutions, initiatives and companies have stated their support for the Audio Commons Initiative:

Get Involved!

The aim of the Audio Commons Initiative is, starting from the project consortium, engage as many stakeholders as possible, involving them in the definition, development and expansion of the ecosystem. We expect that creative industries will engage with the initiative and that the ecosystem will attract new stakeholders, making the initiative wider and ultimately contributing in making Creative Commons audio accessible to everyone and reusable everywhere.

We understand that the concept of Audio Commons and the envisioned ecosystem pose challenges at many different levels, from technological development to intellectual property management, copyright policies and business models; and that by addressing them we can have a wide impact in the creative industries. The success of the initiative and its future sustainability largely depends on maximising take-up and adoption of the proposed concepts and ecosystem, and on other parties joining the initiative. We therefore encourage potential new stakeholders to contact the project consortium, support and become part of the initiative (e.g. content providers, tool developers, researchers or, in general, content users and creators).