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Panos Kudumakis, 2016-04-25 02:30 PM

Invited talk on IM AF by Panos Kudumakis, Malaga, Spain 11 April 2013

MPEG-A: Interactive Music Application Format

MixRights (remix, tag, share and count ..... music citations !)
will be presented at Sonar+D in Barcelona, 16-18 June 2016.

Sonic Visualiser with IM AF support featuring automatic chords extraction aligned in time with lyrics:
Source code
Executables for windows & mac os/x
La Fuga an IM AF (.ima) song by Emilio Molina Martínez.

Spanish pop band 'Diɘcinueve', featured in TV and press, is the first band to use Sonic Visualiser with IM AF support that lets music fans remix and share the group's latest single 'La fuga' in endless new forms. Thanks to Emilio Molina Martínez.

Tiny Human an IM AF (.ima) song by Imogen Heap.

HTML5 IM AF Player ver. 3 by Mariano Mora-Mcginity.
Featuring music remix.
HTML5 IM AF Player ver. 2 by Luke Barlow.
Featuring robustness & zoom in/out.
HTML5 IM AF Player ver. 1 by Giacomo Herrero.
Featuring multi-track audio, lyrics, album picture & metadata.

We would like to further enhance IM AF with new technologies. Topics for student projects available (at all levels UG/MSc/PhD) to be taken are given below. Programming languages background is a prerequisite as well as willingness to learn new ones, e.g., HTML5. Furthermore, students are expected to develop knowledge and skills on working with latest standards (MPEG, EBU, DMP) as well as acquire commercial and market perspective of music technologies for internet, broadcasting and mobile applications.

If you would like to involve in this project please contact p.kudumakis at


  • Mariano Mora-Mcginity (C4DM PhD Candidate)
    Music remix: derivative works rights tracking
    HTML5 IM AF Player ver. 3
    Featuring music remix & sharing using MVCO Ext

Related publications

  • Jesús C. García, Panos Kudumakis, Isabel Barbancho, Lorenzo J. Tardón and Mark Sandler, 'Enabling interactive and interoperable semantic music applications', Springer Handbook for Systematic Musicology, Apr. 2014. In press.
  • Panos Kudumakis, Inseon Jang and Mark Sandler, 'A New Interactive MPEG Format for the Music Industry', 7th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval (CMMR'10), Málaga, Spain, 21-24 June, 2010.