A MIR paper published on Nature (the Journal): “Measuring the Evolution of Contemporary Western Popular Music”
Really nice to see (and read) such an interesting Music Information Retrieval (MIR) study in such a prestigious journal as Nature. Congratulations to the authors!
In addition to that, this seems a clear sign that Music Information Retrieval is no “obscure” topic, and research work done in this field is taken seriously by the overall scientific community, finding its way into the most prestigious and relevant scientific journals in the world (and not only in the filed of MIR, Computer Science, Musicology, etc).
In fact, there’s at least another important milestone in the MIR field that shows exactly that: “Xavier Serra is awarded an ERC Advanced Grant“.