Automatic Music Analysis References

Most research in music analysis focuses on the structural and stylistic elements at the symbolic level. That's interesting, but it can only be applied to abstract representations of music. I'm interested in the other kind of music analysis--the kind applicable to actual music.

My MSc dissertation is now hopelessly out of date, but this is good news, as it signifies progress in the field.

This is far from a complete list of people and research in the field of automatic music analysis, but it should help people just getting started (and it's a useful reference for me).


Music Information Retrieval (feature extraction, indexing, searching, browsing, etc.) This includes things dealing with actual music, or a symbolic representation of it.
Digital Audio Effects. (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Workshop on the Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics (1997, 1999, 2001, 2003)

Ongoing Public Discussion

Research Groups


I'm only interested in Free software that runs on Linux.

People and projects


I can't keep up. Seek and ye shall find. I recommend checking conference proceedings.