Something we often get asked is how Musiio Moods work. Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be walking you through our entire set of Moods to give you a greater understanding of how these tags work and how you can best use them. 

First, we will be looking at our Standard (V1) Moods. Used on 500 million tracks to date, this set of moods will set a solid foundation of mood-based metadata for your catalogue. 

We often refer to them as ‘basic’ or ‘simplified’ moods because the tags are easy for users to understand. There’s also not much crossover between these and our Enhanced (V3) Moods, which provide more nuance. 

Why would customers still use Standard moods if there’s a new mood set?

Normally, when we add a new version of a classifier – like we did last year with Enhanced Moods (V3) – it supersedes our old classifier. 

However, we found that while the new moods (which we will be covering next week) are excellent at giving more nuance and detail, Standard (V1) Moods are no less accurate.

Our customers, therefore, can decide to choose both versions to have a solid foundation of simplified mood descriptors (from V1) and nuanced, specific moods (from V3). 

Below are a couple of examples of what that combination can look like.

With that explanation out of the way, let’s take a look at Standard (V1) Moods to understand how the AI is tagging music, and how you can continue to get real value from this legacy set of simplified mood descriptors.

Next week, we will be looking at Moods V3, also known as Enhanced Moods and introducing the 41 nuanced tags that make up this classifier.

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