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Broadcast Monitoring for Music
Monitor live streams, radio or TV stations with ACRCloud Music database.
Broadcast Monitoring for Music Service helps you build a broadcast monitoring system for music monitoring and tracking.

Create an account

Sign up an account on this page and click the link on the verification email to complete the registration.

Choose Broadcast Monitoring mode:

There are 2 options for Broadcast Monitoring:
    Broadcast Database (highly recommended): We provide a database of radio and TV channels worldwide, you just need to select the channels that you want to monitor from the list, we will take care of the live feeds of the channels;
    Custom Streams: If you have your own stream URLs or you want to monitor the streams on your local server, then you can use this option, please note: You need to take care of stream availabilities with this option;

Broadcast Database (highly recommended)

Select channels & create a project

Click “Broadcast Database” under Broadcast Monitoring on the left sidebar, click “Create Project” on the Broadcast Database Monitoring Projects page, browse the channels by selecting the continents -> countries -> channels or search the channels you want to monitor on the search bar, check the box to select the channels then click “Create Project”, key in the “Project Name” and select “ACRCloud Music” on the bucket dropdown list, then click “Create” to finish creating the project (You will need to pay if you didn’t buy the capacity before).

Set Timemap (Optional)

Timemap allows you to browse the recording files of the channels that you are monitoring, you can set Timemap by selecting the channels click “Set Timemap” icon and click “Update” on the popup page (You will need to pay if you didn’t buy the capacity before):

Set UCF (Optional)

Go to Unkown Content Filter on the dashboard, create a UCF project and go into the project you just created and add streams from Broadcast Monitoring projects.

Configuration

You can search the channels you are monitoring by Channel ID, Channel Name, Custom ID, Mytuner ID or City, You can also filter the channels by Channel Type and If they are set Timemap or not.
Click the download icon next to the search bar to download the list of the channels in this project;
Click “Edit” under Action to add/edit “Custom ID” of the channels, you can get these custom IDs via Callback URL;

Get Results

    Monitoring Results on Page: You can click “View” -> “Results” under “Action” to browse monitoring results, you can download the reports on this page.
    Callback URL (highly recommended): It will push the results to your server, please refer to the doc here:
    Monitoring API: You can call the endpoint to get the historical results, please refer to the doc here;
    Timemap: You can click “View” -> “Timemap” under “Action” to browse Tiemmap data. You can download the recording files of the identified items via Recording API.
    UCF: You can click “View Results” in UCF project to browse and review the UCF results and potentially flag new content to the buckets and reports;
    Data Analytics: You can click the icon shown on the image below to analyze the data:

Use the service commercially

Please refer to the pricing here. Once you decided to use the service commercially please add a credit card here then click "Purchase" ---> "Purchase Reserved Streams" or "Purchase Reserved Timemap" under the project page to buy the capacity. (Shown as the image below)
Once you decided to decrease the capacity of the steams or capacity, please click "Decrease" ----> "Decease Reserved Streams" under the project page to decrease the capacity. (Shown as the image below)

Manage via Console API

Basically you can manage everything you see above via the Console API below:

Custom Streams

Preparation

In this tutorial, we use BBC Radio 1 as an example.
The live stream URL of BBC Radio 1 is: http://bbcmedia.ic.llnwd.net/stream/bbcmedia_radio1_mf_p

Create a project

Create a Custom Stream project and attach the bucket named ACRCloud Music as the following image shows.
In this tutorial, we choose to monitor streams on ACRCloud. If you want to build a broadcast monitoring system on your own server, please use the Local Monitoring Tool.
Enable 3rd Party ID Integration if you need ISRC, UPC or IDs of Spotify, Deezer, and Youtube etc.

Add Streams & Timemap

Click on the name of the project just created to enter the project page. Add the stream URL to the project as the following picture shows and choose the config you need (You will need to pay if you didn’t buy the capacity before).

Set UCF (Optional)

Go to Unkown Content Filter on the dashboard, create a UCF project and go into the project you just created and add streams from Broadcast Monitoring projects.

Get results

Now, you can see the result in about 1 minute.
Monitoring Results: Click “View” -> “Results” under “Actions” to browse results on page. Timemap: Click “View” -> “Timemap” under “Actions” to browse Timemap data. UCF: You can click “View Results” in UCF project to browse and review the UCF results and potentially flag new content to the buckets and reports; Callback URL (highly recommended): It will push the results to your server, please refer to the doc here: Monitoring API: You can call the endpoint to get the historical results, please refer to the doc here; Data Analytics: You can click the icon shown on the image below to analyze the data:

Use the service commercially

Please refer to the pricing here. Once you decided to use the service commercially please add a credit card here then click "Purchase" ---> "Purchase Reserved Streams" or "Purchase Reserved Timemap" under the project page to buy the capacity.
Once you decided to decrease the capacity of the steams or capacity, please click "Decrease" ----> "Decease Reserved Streams" under the project page to decrease the capacity.

Manage via Console API

Basically you can manage everything you see above via the Console API below:

Metadata

Check out Music Metadata get familiar with the JSON structure of the response data for future development.

Pricing and Discount

You will have 14 days for the free trial after registration. You can find the pricing on this page (login required), please make sure to check "ACRCloud Music bucket" and "3rd Party ID Integration" to get the full pricing.
Please feel free to add a credit card to upgrade to the paid customer to unlock more capacity if you are happy with our service.
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