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The aim of this glossary is to clarify technical jargon and abbreviations that might appear in some of the articles.

  • Ad: also known as commercial refers to a video clip, aired in a TV channel, where a product or a service is presented.
  • Airplay: the amount of time that a piece of recorded music is played on the radio.

  • API (Application Programming Interface): a method of communication between various software. Examples in the music business can be streaming services allowing other companies to use their players embedded in their website.
  • EPG (Electronic Programming Guide): also known as TV guides are updated lists with information of the TV programming.
  • FCF (Frequent Content Filter): is a BMAT technology that allows us to detect any piece of recorded music that has sounded relevantly enough in different channels.
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP): is a protocol we use for the transfer of music from you to the BMAT servers. SFTP stands for Secure FTP.
  • Fingerprint: is the digital summary of an audio signal. This is what we extract from the sound recordings we receive to speed up the identification process.
  • Identification: a sound recording that was recognised using the audio fingerprinting technology. Synonym of: match.
  • ISRC (International Standard Recording Code): is an international standard code for uniquely identifying sound recordings.
  • ISWC (International Standard Musical Work Code): is an international standard code for uniquely identifying musical works.
  • Match: see > Identification
  • Metadata: is information that describes other data. Examples in the music business are the title, artist, label and ISRC associated with one sound recording.
  • Panel: are all the radios and TV channels that we are monitoring in your account.
  • Phonogram: the entity that gathers a sound recording, with all its associated information (title, artist, territorial information, etc.).
  • QA (Quality Assurance): is the maintenance of a desired quality level in a service or product. 
  • Recording: sound/ audiovisual recording of a channel.
  • Reference: is the audio of a phonogram submitted to BMAT directly by members of CMOs and other partners such as aggregators, major companies etc.
  • Sigpool (Signature Pool): is a group of fingerprints from a sound recording.
  • SLA (Service Level Agreement): is a contract that describes the level of service you expect from us.
  • Sound Recording: is a representation of a recorded audio signal.
  • Track: is the territorial information associated to a phonogram.
  • WUI (Web User Interface): is a platform where interaction between a user and software running on a Web server happens. Vericast is a WUI.

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