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The Listening Experience Database (LED) project is a collaboration between the Open University and the Royal College of Music. It has been awarded a Â£0.75m grant over three years from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
The main purpose of the project is to collate peopleï¿½s experiences of listening to music. It will also be used to shed light on a wide range of issues, including musical performance and reception, particularly in relation to the RCM's expertise in Western musical traditions.
The project focuses on the building of a large database of personal listening experiences, relating to any culture and repertoire up to the present. It looks at sources such as diaries, memoirs, letters and oral history.
LED is entirely managed and published as Linked Data, and reuses data from external sources (including DBpedia, the British National Bibliography and MusicBrainz) as part of its life-cycle.