We finished cataloguing information for a decade of Bollywood songs.
Why Bollywood? While we want to catalog everything with an Indian connection, we had to start somewhere. Bollywood undeniably produces the most popular music in India and seemed as good a place to start as any.
What do we catalog? Other than what’s already available in the public domain, we are cataloguing a bunch of information that’s available only in CD inserts (at least some of them) – recording studios, instrumentalists, other credits.
Is that it? Nope, that’s just the easy part. The tough and also the interesting part – we listen to each song and analyze it for a bunch of musical attributes. Attributes like genre and tempo, and a whole lot more. We buy CDs if they’re available and rely on online (legal) sources if not.
Our partner starts work on UI designs. Exciting but also scary! What we decide now is what the world will see at launch.