Mood Analysis during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil through Music

  • Bruna C. M. Paula UFMG
  • Gabriel P. Oliveira UFMG
  • Mirella M. Moro UFMG


In this paper, we investigate the oscillation in the general feelings of the Brazilian population during the Pandemic through the songs consumed. We analyze Brazilian streaming musical consumption between 2019 and 2021. In special, we focus on special dates that have changed history, such as the beginning of the pandemic in the country, the dates of increase in cases, milestone dates in deaths, the beginning of vaccination, among others. Data was collected through Spotify API and made publicly available. Our results show people have preferred more danceable and positive songs during the period analyzed.
Palavras-chave: mood analysis, COVID-19, Brazil, music


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PAULA, Bruna C. M.; OLIVEIRA, Gabriel P.; MORO, Mirella M.. Mood Analysis during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil through Music. In: CONCURSO DE TRABALHOS DE INICIAÇÃO CIENTÍFICA - SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE SISTEMAS MULTIMÍDIA E WEB (WEBMEDIA), 28. , 2022, Curitiba. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2022 . p. 53-56. ISSN 2596-1683. DOI: