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Big Data and the Music Business

Join a pair of leading minds from Next Big Sound and SeatGeek in a unique panel covering how data analysis can help identify the next wave of emerging music acts before they break out, and how insights drawn from data can help artists maximize their commercial potential.

Victor Hu is the lead Data Scientist at Next Big Sound, which tracks billions of social signals to help record labels, artists and band managers make better decisions. Steve Ritter is the lead Data Scientist at SeatGeek, the web’s largest live event ticket search engine. Collectively, Next Big Sound and SeatGeek analyze reams of data on the social and consumption and spending patterns of music fans worldwide.

In a panel moderated by William Gruger of Billboard, Victor and Steve will explore the interrelationship between a viral hit song and box office success, the correlation between geographic popularity of an artist and ticket prices and many more fascinating topics driven by analysis of music industry data.

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Will Flaherty, Director of Communications, SeatGeek

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