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Music, movies and meaning: communication in film-markers' search for pre-existing music, and the implications for music information retrieval

Inskip, C., MacFarlane, A. and Rafferty, P. (2008). Music, movies and meaning: communication in film-markers' search for pre-existing music, and the implications for music information retrieval. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2008), 14 - 18 September 2008, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA.

Abstract

While the use of music to accompany moving images is widespread, the information behaviour, communicative practice and decision making by creative professionals within this area of the music industry is an under-researched area. This investigation discusses the use of music in films and advertising focusing on communication and meaning of the music and introduces a reflexive communication model. The model is discussed in relation to interviews with a sample of music professionals who search for and use music for their work. Key factors in this process include stakeholders, briefs, product knowledge and relevance. Searching by both content and context is important, although the final decision when matching music to picture is partly intuitive and determined by a range of stakeholders.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Library & Information Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/1723
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