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Music Science conference sessions

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1:15pm–1:55pm Thursday, 10/01/2015
Sriranjan Manjunath (Saavn Inc), Rahul Saxena (Saavn)
Saavn is the leading music streaming service in the South Asian market. This talk will focus on how we are leveraging data to adapt to very specific demands on the market. We will demonstrate how Hadoop, Kafka, and Storm came together to help us solve some of the challenges.
4:35pm–5:15pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
David Boyle (Audience Strategies)
Drawing lessons from successes and failures in the music industry, book publishing and TV, David Boyle will share five lessons that are essential if you’re to use data to make a difference in creative businesses.
9:50am–10:00am Wednesday, 09/30/2015
David Boyle (Audience Strategies)
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Are creative businesses the last battleground for data-driven decision making? Drawing lessons from successes and failures in the music industry, book publishing, and TV, David Boyle will argue for a negotiated settlement in the war between data and creative, and show how long-term and mutually beneficial peace can work.
2:05pm–2:45pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Joe Caserta (Caserta Concepts), Elliott Cordo (Caserta Concepts, LLC)
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A global record company and a force in the music business partnered with award-winning data innovation consulting firm Caserta Concepts to re-architect its core data platform, with a data framework based on AWS, EMR, Redshift, and other big data technologies. This session presents the architecture, technologies, and techniques used to achieve an agile data ingestion and analytics platform.
4:35pm–5:15pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Moderated by:
Sean Power (Watching Websites)
Joy Johnson (AudioCommon), Mike Rosenthal (Mick Management), Rishi Malhotra (Saavn)
This panel brings together founders and technologists who live on the cutting edge of music science. We’ll look at the “Turing problems” of digital entertainment, as well as how providers strike a balance between human curation and machine optimization.
2:40pm–3:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Alexander White (Next Big Sound)
Now is a pertinent time to step back and once again explore the state of the online music industry through the lens of data. How rapidly are we adopting streaming? (Rapid may be an understatement.) Which platforms are we using more frequently to keep tabs on artists? (Pics or it didn’t happen!) What impact does withholding content from any given service have? (I’m looking at you, Taylor.)
2:05pm–2:45pm Wednesday, 09/30/2015
Alan Hannaway (7digital)
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...