12 Hours Of Edge Revisited

radioYesterday I discovered the last 12 hours of edge music. I love this kind of info and I love the possibilities such a page presents. I'm already monitoring song repetition, noting classics that still get airplay and realizing how much Nickleback CFNY Edge 102.1 plays in a twelve hour period.

I quickly realized that not every song played was getting written to this page. Yesterday afternoon I heard Liam's acoustic version of Wonderwall but never saw it recorded on the web. I wrote Alan Cross, Program Director at The Edge, and asked him why some songs seem exempt. Here's what he had to say about it.

Congrats! You're the first person to email me about this brand new feature! Glad you like it.

The reason the live "Wonderwall" wasn't picked up is because this software is driven by an external song recognition system owned by a company called BDS. We've never given them the acoustic signature for this recording. Therefore, their machines can't detect it.

What this means is we won't get a record of the true rarities, the songs that don't appear on an album or single. That's unfortunate because these are precisely the songs I'm interested in reading about. This live version of Wonderwall is the perfect example. People will hear it and wonder who sings it. Many will Google it and decide it's Ryan Adams. These people will be wrong. Misinformation will spread throughout cyber space and our virtual society will be ruined!

I still love this feature. It's the only page on 102.1's entire site worth visiting and it's worth a visit every twelve hours.

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Mike Boon

This BDS song recognition system isn't perfect. Check out this screen cap I just took and take note of the song played at 4:39pm.

September 13, 2006 @ 7:40 PM


Just wanted to add I'm a huge Ryan Adams fan :) That is all


September 14, 2006 @ 4:09 PM

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