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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY

Visualising Music Services

Alan Hannaway (7digital)
2:05pm–2:45pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
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7digital power a variety of music services with a diverse range of territories, devices and access models. They have been helping services transform the listening experience through visualising their data. Paul will demonstrate visualisations on listening bounce rate and content classification, giving examples of how these creative solutions to conveying information have helped engage people in a creative industry.

There are three core elements to providing a digital music and radio service; Music, Audience & Service. With any one missing, you don’t have much left. At 7digital, we have deep reach to all parts of each. We have a music catalogue of over 34M tracks, served to an audience of millions of people, through a brilliant variety of services. It’s the variety of data on service that gives us a unique opportunity to create engaging visualisations that really inform decision makers responsible for content and audience.

Paul will discuss the impact this data is having on the way that 7digital administer their platform, and how their customers are improving the user experience of their apps and devices – the listening experience. He will also look to make projections based on trends we’re seeing and how this will impact the usage data we see today.

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Alan Hannaway


Alan Hannaway is the product owner for data at 7digital, where he is responsible for ensuring the company is developing and extracting value from its line of data products. Prior to 7digital, Alan worked in a variety of roles, most recently providing data to the entertainment industry through his own startup. Alan started his career working as a researcher in computer science, focusing his interests on the application of technology to measure the scale and distribution of content consumption on large Internet networks.