Sounds of Helsinki is a platform for location-based music services. It enables new applications running on mobile phones and desktops. With Sounds of Helsinki (SOH) applications people can experience music related to different locations in various ways, for instance by creating, sharing and modifying playlists connected to meaningful places or offering users music coupled with various events such as concerts etc. Our goal is to support musical serendipity, incidental discovery, but also affect the city culture. SOH services offer citizens and visitors new kinds of urban audio experiences and strategies for appropriating public space. We believe that location-aware music services can provide a unique opportunity to support local musical niches, live and recorded music, and provide novel perspectives into local way of living, whether they are habitants or visitors of the City of Helsinki.
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