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BPI/ERA publish new report on big data and the music industry

British industry bodies the BPI and ERA have published a new joint report: Magic Numbers: How Can Data and Analytics Really Help the Music Industry?  The report was authored by Music Ally’s Eamonn Forde, and explores...
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Music analytics in 2018: ‘Data will tell you what’s hot, but not what is good’

Tied to the publication of the new report from British industry bodies ERA and BPI (Magic Numbers: How Can Data & Analytics Really Help The Music Industry?) and written by Music Ally, an afternoon of presentations and panel...
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Big-data A&R startup TuneGo completes $7.7m funding round

Until recently, the idea of spotting emerging musicians through big data – analytics-driven A&R – was notable mainly for the ‘gut over data’ grumpiness it sparked on conference panels. However, things are heating...
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Data and music marketing: tips for smarter success

Too often when there’s a data panel at a music-industry conference, the conclusions are 1.) Music marketers are overrun with data in the era of social networks and streaming services, and 2.) That the challenge isn’t...
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What music labels can learn from BuzzFeed and basketball

Columbia UK’s head of radio Samuel Potts has published an interesting blog post suggesting that “record labels need a change of culture in the ‘dashboard era’ of the music industry”. It’s worth a read. Potts...
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Report 390 – Limited Edition

In our cover feature we pick apart just what is so “exclusive” about exclusives. They represent the new arms race gripping services, driven in the main by Tidal and Apple Music and their keenness to grab market share;...
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Spotify launches its ‘Get Your Year In Music’ promotion

Spotify is tapping its big data again, to provide fans with stats on their last 12 months of music streaming. The Get Your Year In Music promotion launched this morning – albeit with a microsite that’s showing a 404...
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Big music data: from matrix factorisation to the ukulele coefficient

If you’re looking for some light reading to blow out the weekend cobwebs, try the latest O’Reilly white paper on ‘Music Science: How data and digital content are changing music’. Including a section on music’s “Turing...
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Hunter Hayes routes US tour based on Spotify data

Another PR coup for Spotify on Friday, with news that country star Hunter Hayes has been tapping the streaming service’s data banks to plan his next tour. According to his own site, Hayes used Spotify data on US college...
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Big-data battle heats up as Spotify buys Beats supplier

One of the dynamics of the intensifying competition around streaming music is the way acquisitions of the companies servicing this space can send people scrambling for new partners. When pre-Apple Beats Music bought D2C...
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Facebook, The Orchard and Musicmetric talk big music data (#midem)

Data. Data data data. And some more data. The music industry is flooded with data: sales, streams, views, Likes, tweets, shares, pins... But how to make sense of all this data to make a difference to the careers (not to mention...