Music Information Technology and Professional Stakeholder Audiences: Mind the Adoption Gap

Cynthia C.S. Liem, Andreas Rauber, Thomas Lidy, Richard Lewis, Christopher Raphael, Joshua D. Reiss, Tim Crawford & Alan Hanjalic
The academic discipline focusing on the processing and organization of digital music information, commonly known as Music Information Retrieval (MIR), has multidisciplinary roots and interests. Thus, MIR technologies have the potential to have impact across disciplinary boundaries and to enhance the handling of music information in many different user communities. However, in practice, many MIR research agenda items appear to have a hard time leaving the lab in order to be widely adopted by their...