Glasgow UNESCO City of Music
We’ve got lots and lots and lots of music for you, courtesy of Glasgow UNESCO City of Music and Open Ear. This dataset features all the tracks ever played on Glasgow Music City Radio. Since it launched. Every track has something to do with the city of Glasgow – made by, performed by or programmed by someone from or in Glasgow. There are a couple of things you should know: Mood and Texture are both on a scale of 1-5. For Mood, 1=Sad, 5=Happy. For Texture 1=Minimal/Sparse, 5=Full on!
We’re working very hard to make all the tracks available to you as audio files on the day.
You can download a slice of the data here (csv).
What is Glasgow UNESCO City of Music?
In August 2008 Glasgow was named a UNESCO City of Music and is the second Scottish city to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Glasgow is one of 4 international Cities of Music.
Glasgow is a vibrant city with a legendary music scene that stretches across the whole spectrum from contemporary and classical to Celtic and Country. Its venues are equally varied and the city hosts an average 130 music events each week, more than any other Scottish city.
Our aims are:
/To maintain the title on behalf of Glasgow as a highly visible symbol of the excellence, excitement and pride the city takes in its music, past and present.
/To acquire detailed knowledge of Glasgow’s Music and thereby become the primary trusted source of information and advice to all interested parties.
/To be available to all and seize the opportunity to increase participation and access to music in Glasgow.
/To assist those active in Glasgow’s Music through partnership, championing, knowledge and advice.
/To be deeply embedded in the community of Glasgow’s Music and, through dialogue, become ever more representative of the music community.
/To seize every chance to promote Glasgow Music past and present by prioritising events, actions and projects with the power to inspire and celebrate Glasgow’s Music.
/To work with organisations active in Glasgow’s Music to avoid duplication of effort.
We have a radio station called Glasgow Music City Radio, powered by Open Ear.
What are they interested in?
We’re particularly interested in ways of connecting in a more personalised fashion with listeners of Glasgow Music City Radio. How can our listeners feedback, tell us what they think, create their own playlists and / or submit their own content more effectively?
We’re aware that the 2014 Commonwealth Games are fast approaching. Is there a way of using digital tools to create something for users that might dovetail with a city-wide sporting context?
The tracks themselves are made available under this license. Do not make the tracks available for download. No commercial usage allowed before discussion with Glasgow UNESCO City of Music & Open Ear.