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== Real-World Examples ==
== Real-World Examples ==
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=== Speech ===
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Publication of audio speeches on blogs is often called "podcasting".  In essence though, it is simply audio speech publishing.  Quotes of audio files are beginning to appear, and publishers are putting up files with links to other audio files they've quoted from.  Most audio appears to often have the same base elements as video and photos, with the exception of quotes.
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==== Individual Publishing of Speech ====
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* [http://www.microformats.org/blog/2005/09/30/web-essentials-audio/ Microformats: Web Essentials Audio]
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** Appears to be composed of:
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*** title/summary of the recording
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*** clickable hyperlink to the recording (MP3)
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** Contextual:
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*** (primary) speaker is indicated in nearby text
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* [http://www.thechrispirilloshow.com/help/20060119_chuck_cummins_on_windows_vista_interface_design.phtml Chris Pirillo podcast]
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** This example has a Title, Html URL, media URL(s), description or summary, categories/tags underneath what is viewable, and date.  +10k
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* [http://yukelzon.blogspot.com/2006/01/podcasts.html Reflog's Random Thoughts podcast]
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** This example has a Title, Html URL, description or summary, creator, tags and publish time and date.  +10k records.
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* [http://www.evilgeniuschronicles.org/wordpress/2006/01/12/egc-clambake-for-january-12-2006/ Evil Genius Chronicles podcast]
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** This example has a Title, Html URL, description or summary, quotes URLs and descriptions, licence, creator, tags and publish time and date.  +10k records.
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* [http://www(dot)bizbyjake.com/2006/01/how-are-you-doing.html media published from a blog, Jake Steinfeld's Audio Blog] NOTE: this record had trouble because mediawiki blocks any DOTbiz domains and so while this domain coincidentally has a DOTbizbyjake.com name that is not a TLD, it was still blocked in the loading of the page with this example.  So please adjust the URL manually and then visit the site.
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** This example has a Title, Html URL, media URL, creator and publish time and date. +10k records.
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=== Music ===
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==== Individual Publishing of Music ====
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* [http://www.bradsucks.net/music/ Brad Sucks » music]
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** Has album title, song title, separate link to more info, inline flash player, and play link (to mp3)
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* [http://www.scottandrew.com/music/ Scott Andrew - lo-fi acoustic pop superhero!  > music >]
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** Has album title, song title, album artwork, streaming link (to m3u), and play link (to mp3)
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* [http://www.hearingdouble.co.uk/dumb/index2.html Portishead Remixed]
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** Whole page is for one album (a mash-up remix of a Portishead album).  Has Album Track Number and Title (linked to mp3) and Remixer's name, plus cover art.  Also a link to the BitTorrent download of the whole album.
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==== Service Publishing of Music ====
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* [http://audiofind.ru/ AudioFind]
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** [http://audiofind.ru/music/album/-/Lost%20Angel/Destination/?id=591 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist (link), title, genre (link), style (link), release date, label, summary, web-based purchase (link), price, artist rating, album rating, cover image
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** [http://audiofind.ru/music/album/-/Lost%20Angel/Destination/?id=591 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title, length, rating, price, sample (link), web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://bigpondmusic.com Telstra BigPond]
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** [http://bigpondmusic.com/Album/The-Decemberists/The-Crane-Wife.aspx Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist (link), title, genre, release date, label, summary, web-based purchase (link), subscriber price, non-subscriber price, cover image
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** [http://bigpondmusic.com/Album/The-Decemberists/The-Crane-Wife.aspx Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title, artist, album, price, add to pop-list (link), sample (link), web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://www.bitmunk.com/ Bitmunk]
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** [http://www.bitmunk.com/showdetails?action=view&cwid=6068744 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist, album title, publisher, release date, genre (link), summary, long description, payees, total price, sample (link), tracks, web-based purchase (link), cover image, p2p-based purchase (link)
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** [http://www.bitmunk.com/showdetails?action=view&cwid=6068746 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist, song title, composer, publisher, release date, genres, album, payees, total price, web-based purchase (link), p2p-based purchase (link)
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* [http://downloadpunk.com Download Punk]
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** [http://www.downloadpunk.com/?webaction=AlbumDetail&albumid=13202 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), label (link), physical-based purchase (link), web-based purchase (link), cover image
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** [http://www.downloadpunk.com/?webaction=AlbumDetail&albumid=13202 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, sample (link), price, web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://www.fye.com FYE]
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** [http://www.fye.com/Not-Too-Late-Music_stcVVproductId7456462VVcatId458211VVviewprod.htm Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), format, release date, label (link), UPC, product id, genre, styles, cover image, regular price, store price, savings, physical-based purchase (link), tracks, description, reviews, production credits
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** [http://www.fye.com/Not-Too-Late-Music_stcVVproductId7456462VVcatId458211VVviewprod.htm Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title, artist
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* [http://imusic.libero.it/ iMusic]
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** [http://imusic.libero.it/compilation.php?icom_id=105902&ptipo=pus&pid=171437 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), cover image, genre, release date, publisher, number of tracks, length, tracks, web-based purchase (link)
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** [http://imusic.libero.it/compilation.php?icom_id=105902&ptipo=pus&pid=171437 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, length, sample (link), release date, price, web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://musicdownload.aon.at/v7/ AON Music ]
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** [http://www.omds.de/servlets/2452685121527Dispatch/31/Call?htmltemplate=./album/viewalbum.htm&lmtype=ALBUM&albumid=2310333 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist (link), album, cover image, price, format, bitrate, label, genre, number of tracks, sample (link), add bookmark (link), web-based purchase (link), tracks
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** [http://www.omds.de/servlets/2452685121527Dispatch/31/Call?htmltemplate=./album/viewalbum.htm&lmtype=ALBUM&albumid=2310333 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title, length, format, price, sample (link), add bookmark (link), web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://music.msn.com MSN]
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** [http://music.msn.com/album/?album=50538895 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist (link), title, release date, label, album rating, cover image,
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** Song Example (store wasn't working correctly - no song info found)
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* [http://musik.tdconline.dk/servlets/2452306090224Dispatch/19/Call?htmltemplate=./index.htm TDC Online]
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** [http://musik.tdconline.dk/servlets/2452306090224Dispatch/19/call?htmltemplate=./album/viewalbum.htm&trackid=5010526 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), length, release date, label, format, cover image, web-based purchase (link), price, tracks
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** [http://musik.tdconline.dk/servlets/2452306090224Dispatch/19/call?htmltemplate=./album/viewalbum.htm&trackid=5010526 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title (link), price, sample (link), web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://www.audiolunchbox.com Audio Lunchbox]
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** [http://www.audiolunchbox.com/album?a=75751 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), label (link), genre (link), release date (link), cover image, format, bitrate, price, price in credits, web-based purchase (link), add to wishlist (link), sample (flash applet), tracks
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** [http://www.audiolunchbox.com/album?a=75751 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title, length, price, price in credits, web-based purchase (link), sample (flash applet)
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* [http://www.chaosmusic.com/music/ Chaos Music]
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** [http://chaos.com/product.asp?intProductID=739720&intArtistID=167488 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), cover image, genre, format, release date, price, physical-based purchase (link), add to wishlist (link), tracks, description, availability
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** [http://chaos.com/product.asp?intProductID=739720&intArtistID=167488 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title
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* [http://www.connect-europe.com Sony Connect]
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** [http://store.connect-europe.com/albumDetailPage.do?albumId=3260785 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), cover image, genre (link), release date, label, length, publisher, price, web-based purchase (link), tracks
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** [http://store.connect-europe.com/albumDetailPage.do?albumId=3260785 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist, length, price, sample (link), web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://www.digirama.co.nz/ Digirama]
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** [http://www.digirama.co.nz/AlbumDetails.aspx?MediaID=578456 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), genre (link), label, cover image, release date, price, web-based purchase (link), license, related albums, also bought, reviews, tracks
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** [http://www.digirama.co.nz/AlbumDetails.aspx?MediaID=578456 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title, length, sample (link), price, web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://www.emusic.com eMusic]
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** [http://www-v3.emusic.com/album/10917/10917324.html Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), sample (link), save to playlist (link), genre (link), styles (link), label (link), album rating, reviews, length, tracks, web-based purchase (link)
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** [http://www-v3.emusic.com/album/10917/10917324.html Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, sample (link), tracks, length, web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://www.fnacmusic.com/ FNAC]
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** [http://www.fnacmusic.com/album/7088f214-6187-4845-afdc-6391e103f67d.aspx Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), cover image, length, add to playlist (link), web-based purchase (link), tracks, price, genre
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** [http://www.fnacmusic.com/album/7088f214-6187-4845-afdc-6391e103f67d.aspx Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: sample (link), add to playlist (link), track number, title, length, web-based purchase (link), price
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* [http://sanity.com.au Sanity]
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** [http://www.sanity.com.au/product/rockpop.asp?sku=-942394 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), cover image, release date, catalog ID, SKU, label, price, price in points, summary, tracks, physical-based purchase (link)
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** [http://www.sanity.com.au/product/rockpop.asp?sku=-942394 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title
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* [http://www.misrolas.com/ MisRolas]
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** [http://www.misrolas.com/downloadmusic/album.php?id=1316 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), cover image, release date, number of tracks, album rating, price, web-based purchase (link), tracks, reviews
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** [http://www.misrolas.com/downloadmusic/album.php?id=1316 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title, sample (link), artist, price, web-based purchase (link), add to wishlist (link)
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* [http://www.mtv.com MTV]
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** [http://www.mtv.com/#/music/artist/my_chemical_romance/albums.jhtml?albumId=1367908 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title (link), artist (link), cover image, release date, label, tracks, physical-based purchase (link)
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** [http://www.mtv.com/#/music/artist/my_chemical_romance/albums.jhtml?albumId=1367908 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title, sample (link), video sample (link)
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* [http://www.musica360.com/ Musica360]
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** [http://musica360.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=232 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist, price, samples (flash), cover image, tracks, web-based purchase (link)
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** [http://musica360.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=232 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist, price, web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://www.musicload.de/ Musicload]
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** [http://www.musicload.de/item.ml?releaseid=1884260_2 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), price, rating, genre, length, quality, release date, label, sample (link), web-based purchase (link), tracks, comments
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** [http://www.musicload.de/item.ml?releaseid=1884261_4 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), album (link), price, rating, genre, length, quality, release date, label, sample (link), web-based purchase (link), comments
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* [http://www.napster.com Napster]
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** [http://www.napster.com/view/album/index.html?id=12376484 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), release date, track count, label, sample (link), share (link), web-based purchase (link), review, tracks
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** [http://www.napster.com/view/album/index.html?id=12376484 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist (link), title, track number, album title, length, web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://www.partymob.com/edl/browse/?tab=music PartyMob]
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** [http://www.partymob.com/edl/details/default.aspx?album=2089814 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), total length, release date, format, quality, genre, sample (link), price, web-based purchase (link), tracks
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** [http://www.partymob.com/edl/details/default.aspx?track=234418 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist, length, release date, format, quality, genre, sample (link), price, web-based purchase (link), DRM information
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* [http://www.peerimpact.com Peer Impact]
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** [http://www2.peerimpact.com/contentstorage-xml/album30.do?templateName=WEB-INF/conversion-templates/album30.vm&albumId=89449 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), price, purchase (application link), format, track count, genre, release date, label, tracks
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** [http://www2.peerimpact.com/contentstorage-xml/album30.do?templateName=WEB-INF/conversion-templates/album30.vm&albumId=89449# Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, sample (link), title, artist (link), length, price
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* [http://www.puretracks.com Pure Tracks]
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** [http://us.puretracks.com/catalog/details.aspx?pid=emi_094638723653 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist, title, label, total length, disc count, release date, price, web-based purchase (link), DRM information, tracks
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** [http://us.puretracks.com/catalog/details.aspx?pid=emi_094638723653 Song Example] (in popup window)
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*** Information displayed: track number, sample (link), title, artist, length, price, web-based purchase (link), label (popup)
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* [http://www.reggaecountry.com Reggae Country]
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** [http://www.reggaecountry.com/Shopping/Browse.aspx?mode=item&category=209&item=35745 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist, release date, label, web-based purchse (link), price, tracks
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** [http://www.reggaecountry.com/Shopping/Browse.aspx?mode=item&category=209&item=35745 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: sample (link), track number, title, artist, length, web-based purchase (link), price
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* [http://www.rhapsody.com Real/Rhapsody]
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** [http://www.rhapsody.com/harryconnickjr/chansonduvieuxcarrconnickonpiano3 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist, title, sample (link), label, release date, tracks
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** [http://www.rhapsody.com/harryconnickjr/chansonduvieuxcarrconnickonpiano3 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: sample (link), track number, title
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* [http://www.ruckusnetwork.com Ruckus]
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** [http://wapps.ruckus.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ruckus.woa/2/wo/bQ5EBCLVYbWMuHOuCRElwM/0.0.27.15.13.1.16.3.3 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist, release date, genre, label, tracks
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** [http://wapps.ruckus.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ruckus.woa/2/wo/bQ5EBCLVYbWMuHOuCRElwM/0.0.27.15.13.1.16.3.3 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title, length
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* [http://www.sanity.com.au Sanity]
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** [http://www.sanity.com.au/product/rockpop.asp?sku=-943269 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), release date, catalog id, label, price, web-based purchase (link), tracks
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** [http://www.sanity.com.au/product/rockpop.asp?sku=-943269 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: sample, track number, title
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* [http://www.starzik.com/starzik.php Starzik SARL]
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** Album Example (hidden url)
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), genre, label, release date, length, format, bitrate, size, web-based purchase (link), tracks
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** Song Example (hidden url, separate from album example)
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), album title, genre, label, release date, length, creators, composer, performance artist, format, bitrate, size, web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://www.thecellcity.com CellCity]
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** [http://www.thecellcity.com/4DACTION/CDMProductQuery?CDMCommand=fuzzyquery&CDMdepartment=music&cdmalbum=What's%20The%20Word%20Vol.%201&CDMReturnURL=/music/albumdetails.shtml] Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist, label, release date, genre, tracks
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** [http://www.thecellcity.com/4DACTION/CDMProductQuery?CDMCommand=GetProductDetail&CDMProductID=A00001148172&CDMReturnURL=/music/product_detail.shtml Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, price, web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://www.top100.cn top100.cn]
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** [http://www.top100.cn/product/specialall/S0027876000.htm Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), release date, sample (link), web-based purchase (link), label (link), genre (link), long description, tracks
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** [http://www.top100.cn/product/SongFiles/0027876/M0027876001.htm Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), label (link), genre (link), price, sample (link), web-based purchase (link), description, comments
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* [http://www.wippit.com/default.aspx Wippit]
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** [http://www.wippit.com/AlbumDet.aspx?StrId=28724&StrCatType=S Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), price, genre (link), format, release date, tracks, web-based purchase (link)
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** [http://www.wippit.com/DetailItem.aspx?StrItemID=28724&StrMediaID=724904&StrMediaType=S Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), album (link), genre, format, release date, size, track number, file type, price, web-based purchase link
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* [http://www.yanga.ru Yanga]
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** [http://yanga.ru/music/album/-/Duke%20Ellington/Jack%20The%20Bear/?id=28510 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), genre (link), release date, label, price, web-based purchase (link), rating, tracks
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** [http://yanga.ru/music/album/-/Duke%20Ellington/Jack%20The%20Bear/?id=28510 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: sample, track number, title, length, rating, price, web-based purchase (link)
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* [http://www.somesongs.com/ somesongs]
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** [Album Example]
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*** Information displayed:
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** [http://www.somesongs.com/song_info.php?select=4713 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist (link), rating, sample (link), summary, reviews, release date
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* [http://magnatune.com/ Magnatune]
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** [http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/ammonite-recon/ Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist (link), title, cover image, total time, length, release date, artist location (link), web-based purchase (link), physical-based purchase (link), license (link), tracks, summary
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** [http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/ammonite-recon/ Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, title, length, sample (link)
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* [http://www.songfight.org/ SONG FIGHT!]
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** [http://www.songfight.org/artistpage.php?key=15-16_puzzle&sortkey=date Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist (link), cover image, artist location, summary, title,
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** [ Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: release date, sample (link), title
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* [http://www.yes.com/ Yes.com]
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** [http://www.yes.com/ Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: cover image, artist (link)
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** [http://www.yes.com/ Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: cover image, artist (link), rank, web-based purchase (link), played-by radio station
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* [http://www.myspace.com MySpace]
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** [http://myspace.com/theradioknives Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist, title, sample (link), cover image, number of plays, tracks
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** [http://myspace.com/theradioknives  Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist, title, number of plays, sample (link), lyrics (link)
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* [http://musicbrainz.org MusicBrainz.org]
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** [http://musicbrainz.org/release/1138abc1-77f4-4ba9-900d-5cf52baaf4bf.html Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist (link), title, cover image, tracks, disc id
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** [http://musicbrainz.org/show/track/?trackid=435002 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist, length, id (link), length, album (link), album id (link), artist, artist id (link), relationship (link), track number
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* [http://reactor-core.org/ogg-tagging.html Vorbis Comment Recommendations]
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** [http://reactor-core.org/ogg-tagging.html Album Example]
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*** Information displayed:  artist, publisher, copyright, disc number, isrc, ean/upn, label, label catalog number, license, opus, source media, title, version, encoded-by, encoding, composer, arranger, lyricist, author, conductor, performer, ensemble, part, part number, genre, release date, location, comment
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** [http://reactor-core.org/ogg-tagging.html Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: album, artist, publisher, copyright, disc number, isrc, ean/upn, label, label number, license, opus, source media, title, track number, version, encoded-by, encoding, composer, arranger, lyricist, author, conductor, performer, ensemble, part, part number, genre, release date, location, comment
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* [http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/techspecs.html iTunes RSS extensions]
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** [http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/podcaststechspecs.html#_Toc526931673 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, website (link), language, licensing, summary, description, owner, owner e-mail, cover image, genre
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** [http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/podcaststechspecs.html#_Toc526931673 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: title, artist, summary, description, sample (link), length, format, id, release date, tags
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* [http://www.discogs.com/ Discogs]
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** [http://www.discogs.com/release/705805 Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist, title, label (link), catalog id, format, country, release date, genre, style, notes, rating, tracks
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** [http://www.discogs.com/release/705805 Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: artist (link), title, track number
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* [http://www.last.fm/ Last.fm]
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** [http://www.last.fm/music/Muse/+albums Album Example]
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*** Information displayed: cover image, artist, title, release date, label (link), number of tracks,  sample (link), physical-based purchase (link), tracks
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** [http://www.last.fm/music/Muse/Absolution Song Example]
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*** Information displayed: track number, sample (link), title, length, number of plays
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===== In-active Music Services  =====
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* [http://music.yahoo.com/ Yahoo! Music Unlimited]
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* [http://www.musicmatch.com Musicmatch] (Merged with Yahoo! Jukebox)
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* [http://www.musicnet.com MusicNet] (Service Provider)
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* [http://www.musicnow.com AOL Music Now] (Merged with Napster)
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* [http://www.nate.com Nate.com] (Appears to be Korean, cannot find album examples)
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* [http://www.nextradiosolutions.com Next Radio] (Service Provider)
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* [http://www.soundbuzz.com Soundbuzz] (Requires MS IE6)
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* [http://www.starbucks.com Starbucks] (Requires Flash 8 player)
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* [http://www.streetcds.com/ Street CDs] (parked domain name)
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* [http://www.synacor.com/content/index.php Synacor] (Service provider)
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* [http://www.telecomitalia.com/ Telecom Italia] (Service provider)
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* [http://www.terra.es/pixbox/ Pixbox (Terra) ] (Windows application)
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* [http://www.virgin.com/downloads  Virgin Digital] (merged with Napster)
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* [http://www.virginmega.fr/ Virgin] (Requires Windows)
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* [http://www.yeahronimo.nl Yeahronimo (Commodoreworld)]
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===== Analysis of Music Sites =====
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Shown below is the most popular information listed for music albums. This includes analysis of over 85 online music sites.
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'''Album Statistics'''
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* 100%: artist
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* 92%: title
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* 85%: tracks
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* 77%: release date
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* 67%: label
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* 62%: genre
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* 62%: web-based purchase
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* 59%: cover image
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* 49%: price
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* 26%: format
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* 23%: sample
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* 21%: length
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* 18%: summary
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* 15%: physical-based purchase
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* 10%: publisher
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* 10%: reviews
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Shown below is the most popular information listed for songs. Keep in mind that along with the information listed below - for over 80% of the cases, album information was listed on the same page.
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'''Song/Track Statistics'''
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* 95%: title
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* 69%: track number
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* 67%: sample
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* 62%: web-based purchase
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* 59%: artist
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* 54%: price
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* 54%: length
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* 26%: release date
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* 15%: album
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* 15%: genre
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* 13%: format
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* 10%: rating
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* 10%: label
== Existing Practices ==
== Existing Practices ==

Revision as of 03:45, 11 April 2007

Contents

Audio Info

The web has been incorporating multimedia into its pages ever since the release of the Mosaic web browser around 1993. It was shortly thereafter that links to many types of audio started to appear on the web. In most cases, it is still difficult for a web browser to extract semantic information about a particular speaker, musician, or piece of audio. In most cases, such information exists on the same web page that contains the links. The Audio Info exploratory discussion is an attempt to create a standard method of marking up metadata and information about one or more audio recordings on a web page.

The Problem

It is difficult for a browser to extract semantic information about a piece of audio listed on a web page. Metadata such as speaker, musician, publisher, label, title of the work, release date, acquisition link, related image artwork and tags can be relevant to a particular audio file.

Having such information marked up can provide a number of benefits to the viewer. If a web browser understands that a particular web page contains a song title performed by an artist, it may produce several new methods of interaction. For example, specific searches may be performed for artists and song titles via general search services such as Google and Wikipedia. Specific search services may also be queried such as MusicBrainz, The Internet Archive, FreeDB, or Bitmunk.

The audio information need not be associated with a file. Note that audio content (The Payback by James Brown) is very different from the audio file format (192Kbps, stereo MP3). The goal of this discussion is to create a Microformat draft for marking up audio metadata and information.

Participants

Real-World Examples

Speech

Publication of audio speeches on blogs is often called "podcasting". In essence though, it is simply audio speech publishing. Quotes of audio files are beginning to appear, and publishers are putting up files with links to other audio files they've quoted from. Most audio appears to often have the same base elements as video and photos, with the exception of quotes.

Individual Publishing of Speech

Music

Individual Publishing of Music

Service Publishing of Music

In-active Music Services
Analysis of Music Sites

Shown below is the most popular information listed for music albums. This includes analysis of over 85 online music sites.

Album Statistics

Shown below is the most popular information listed for songs. Keep in mind that along with the information listed below - for over 80% of the cases, album information was listed on the same page.

Song/Track Statistics

Existing Practices

Summary of common patterns discovered

Other attempts to solve The Problem

Proposal

See Also

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