Invitation for an open collaboration

Digital Music Observatory | Listen Local Slovakia


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Presentation outline

  • Part I: Daniel Antal introduces the OpenMuse project [general aims, methodology, work packages], and our offering to Slovak CCSI stakeholders.
  • Part II: Mária Kmety Barteková our offering for indicator design and creation, methodology, timeline, quality control.
  • Part III: Daniel Antal our offering for cultural diversity policies, radio quotas and beyond
  • Part IV: Quesitons and identification of partners and data sources.

Part I: OpenMuse offering

Offering Tools

  • Smart policy documents
  • Dashboards
  • Open source software

Offering Methodology

  • Open Policy Analysis, “Live Policy Documents”
  • Indicator design
  • Slovak music market share
  • Harmonized data collection, when needed

Open Polcy Analysis

Live Policy Documents

  • Trustworthy Cultural AI: make big data work for Lithuania artists and small labels, publishers and CCIs
  • Synchronize the (meta)data of Lithuania heritage and present cultural production as linked open data, so that autonomous systems of Spotify, YouTube, Wikipedia, Library of Congress, etc, can read it.
  • Practical, open source solutions that can immediately applied
  • Access to the OpenMuse know-how

Past excellence

  • Slovak Music Industry Report

Work Packages

  • WP1 Economy - CCSI indicators, valuations (IViR, EUBA)
  • WP2 Diversity - market share of Slovak music in radios, streaming, Listen Local Slovakia (SOZA, Reprex.)
  • WP3 Music & Society - harmonized data collection where needed
  • WP4 Innovation - providing policymakers with tools

WP1 Slovak creators, including music creators, should earn as much as the European average. Their income should level up to German and Finnish levels.

WP2 Lithuanian people should find good Lithuanian music in Lithuania on Spotify, YouTube and the radio. Foreign labels must not increase their market share and colonize the local creative ecosystem.

Joining the European Union

  • Why should creators earn less than other skilled occupations and knowledge workers?
  • Why should artists get less paid than the average in Slovakia?
  • Why should Slovaks get paid less than the average European?

Harmonized data collecton


Read More

Income & empirical comparisons | Setting the Value of Slovak Music

Part II: Indicators

Maria on Eurostat indicator cycle

Maria on Slovak indicator cycle

  • explain the cylce in Slovakia, with a timline
  • what will they get by October 2022
  • waht will they get by October 2023

Maria on Open Policy Analysis

  • explain what the application of the OPA guidelines will mean to your work
  • when will you release the information, where, what are the quality/transparency guarrantees

Maria on indicator topics

  • What kind of indicators are we going to produce
  • Just brief, like employment, etc.

Maria on stakeholders

  • To whom we are designing the indicators
  • When will we ask them for initial needs assessment
  • For data
  • For feedback

Maria on example data needs

  • What sort of raw data we will ask for
  • Give a few examples

Part III: WP2

Download in English | | Download in Slovak

Why They Recommend American Music

  • Is the algorithm cheating? ➡️ trustworthy AI policy, enabling courts, competition and consuerm protection agencies to protect the Lithuanian CCIs
  • Is the algorithm learning from bad data? ➡️ national heritage policy, consolidate Lithuanian CCI data as linked, open data, and synch it daily with the world.
  • Can we ask for 20% Lithuanian music in radio, television, YouTube or Spotify?

LaLa Database

  • Opt-in, opt-out database to make sure that you are in control
  • Health check of artist data from Wikipedia to YouTube
  • Make changes that avoid missing payments, recommendations errors.

Listen Local Database

  • Write-in database that we do not forget about any new or legacy artists, crowdsourcing for fans, journalists, musicians, educators to add artists, bands, ensembles
  • Minimum requirement one commercially released recording, one published music composition, a Wikipedia page. Other commercially not released artists, or their heirs must explicitly register to LaLa (if they are not public, GDPR applies)
 - European AI regulation and ethics, music AI, 
 - non-discriminiation and fair remuneration for 
 Lithuania's creators.
 - Smart and future proof local content and media 
 regulation, music export, cultural heritage. 

 - The policy brief itself expressed as a resource, 
   not a static file that is once finished and downloaded.
 - It is an educational document in itself, it is 
 self-refreshing with data, legal and policy texts
 - We educate policy-makers and music professionals
 to talk, write and think about AI in a smart way.

Further reading

Invitation for an open collaboration

Click for Contacts: Digital Music Observatory | Listen Local Lithuania | LaLa for Artists | Lala for Fans | Open Policy Analysis

Part IV Questions?

Get in Touch: Daniel - Valuations, Metadata, AI Policy | Ioanna - Fashion & Blockchain | Borbala - Fair competition and fighting dark algorithms | Mark - MXF

Market analysis

Local content regulation & goals

  • Unpaid revenue rate
  • Local content regulations for radios
  • Goal setting on streaming

Avoiding negative outcomes

Trustworthy AI

Human agency and oversight | Technical Robustness and Safety | Human agency and oversight | Privacy and Data Governance | Transparency | Diversity, Non-Discrimination and Fairness | Societal and Environmental Well-Being

Data biases

  • The data about the Lithuanian national cultural output and heritage shoulld be availabe in Lithuania
  • Should be daily synchronized with the world via the Europena, Dbpedia, MusicBrainz and other open linked data solutions that connect YouTube, Spotify, and other platforms to daily, up-to-date knowledge to train their algorithms.
  • AI is machine learning

Listen Local Lithuania

  • open linked data: We aim to sync with AGATA, LATGA, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, MIC and internationally via the Europeana, Music Brainz and Zenodo with global libraries, music services, and scientic repositories.

  • open and smart policies: In sync with the the Cultural Ministry of Lithuania, providing a blueprint for film, television, books, newspapers, fashion, architecture, design and other cultural and creative industries.