Jul 21 – 25, 2021 Online Event
UTC timezone

Simple, open, music recommendations

Jul 21, 2021, 5:40 PM
25 Minute Presentation


Sam Thursfield (Volunteer)


How many people use GNOME Music in 2021, and how many prefer Spotify?

This talk will look at how the open source world can stay relevant in a world where music listening has become dependent on commercial streaming services and users expect an element of recommendations. Expect to see small-tech solutions for music recommendations based around GNOME's Tracker search engine and the open, community-powered database Musicbrainz.

Author(s) Bio

Sam Thursfield is a long time GNOME contributor and part-time maintainer of the Tracker search engine. Besides desktop search software, his interests are music making and rock climbing. He continues to learn from his old mistakes while also making new ones.

Primary author

Sam Thursfield (Volunteer)

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