Listen to Local Music

The goal of Localify is to support local music communities through intelligent music recommendation and playlist creation. It is an ad-free, not-for-profit, student-driven project based out of Ithaca College and Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, USA.

TEAM

John Hunter

Millburn, NJ

Backend Development, Data Collection

Senior, Ithaca College

Vianca Hurtado

Sacremento, CA

UI/UX Researcher, Frontend Design

Junior, Cornell University

Brontë Cook

Minneapolis, MN

Music Writer

Senior, Ithaca College

Erich Ostendarp

Ithaca, NY

Former Backend Developer and Operations

Senior Ithaca College

Tim Clerico

Hillsborough, NJ

Former Lead Backend & API developer

Alum, Ithaca College

Connor Shea

Natick, MA

Former Outreach Coordinator

Senior, Ithaca College

Lexie Thomas

Syracuse, NY

Outreach Coordinator

Junior, Ithaca College

Doug Turnbull

Ithaca, NY

Creator

Associate Professor, Ithaca, College

Jon Burger

Fairfield, CN

Initial Concept, Early-Stage Developer

Alum, Ithaca College

Vera Crabtree

Hightstown, NJ

API, Frontend, and Backend Developer

Junior, Ithaca College

Nic Wands

Fort Collins, CO

Lead Frontend Engineer

Senior, Ithaca College

FAQ

DOES LOCALIFY SELL THE DATA THAT IS COLLECTED BY THE SYSTEM?

No. Any data that we collect is used internally to automatically improve our system. In some cases, we may release a subset of our data into the public domain for the explicit use of the academic research community. In all cases, the data is obfuscated and aggregated so that all personally identifiable information is removed.

HOW MUCH MUSIC DATA DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR CATALOG?

  • 500K artists
  • 500K past events, 25K upcoming events
  • 1,700 cities with at least one upcoming event

CAN I HELP THE LOCALIFY CAUSE?

We are looking for motivated individuals to help us promote local music scenes. There are two  ways you can help:

  1. Spread the word. Blog posts and social media shares are greatly appreciated. We do not do any paid advertising so anything you can do get people to listen to more local music is a win for everyone.
  2. Software design and development: Do you enjoy designing interactive experiences? Are you interested in implementing playlist algorithms? Are you good at software engineering?

If your answers “yes” (or even “maybe”) then, drop us a line at doug@localify.org.

TERMS

Please do not use Localify if you cannot agree to the following terms of use.

  • You must be at least 13 years old with parental permission or at least 18 years old to use Localify.
  • You cannot use Localify to steal music or related music content.
  • The creators of Localify as well as the organizations that support it are not liable for any damages that may be related to using this service.

CREDITS

Localify is the brainchild of Doug Turnbull at Ithaca College. It has been designed,  developed, and promoted through the efforts of many talented students and colleagues over the past few years.

CURRENT TEAM

Nic Wands (Lead Designer & Frontend Developer
Vera Crabtree (API, Frontend, and Backend Developer)
John Hunter (Backend Developer)
Lexie Thomas ( Outreach & Branding)
Brontë Cook (Local Music Writer)
Vianca Hurtado (Front-end Designer & Developer, User Testing)

ALUMS

Tim Clerico (Lead Playlist Algorithm & Backend Developer)
Erich Ostendarp (Backend Developer)
Connor Shea (UI Designer, Outreach & Branding)
Jon Burger (Initial Concept and Software Engineer)
Daniel Akimchuk (Playlist Algorithms)

ADVISORS

Thorsten Joachims (Machine Learning Master, Cornell University)
Shane Moore (Software Architecture and Playlist Guide, NY Times)
Will Van Dyke (Digital Music Expert, Warner Music)
Brian Dozoretz (Local Music Guru, Ithaca College)

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This work is supported by NSF Grants IIS-1217485, IIS-1217686, IIS-1615679, and IIS-1615706, an educational grant from Amazon Web Services, research credits from Google Cloud Platform, and the Ithaca College H&S Summer Scholars Program.