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SXSW Music 2013

Man v Machine: Data Science and the Future of A&R

This session will cover the role and impact of data science in music discovery for both independent and major labels.

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  1. How effective are algorithms at predicting the success of an artist?
  2. Which metric is the most effective at predicting this? (Like on base percentage for baseball)
  3. What is the historical vs current use of data in A&R?
  4. Case study: prediction comparison of iTunes top of charts between 3 music industry vets and a predictive algorithm
  5. What will the integration of data and the future of A&R look like over the next 5-10 years?



Zanab Hussain, Data Scientist, SimpleReach

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  • Event: Music
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: A&R
  • Track 2
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