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Tuesday, May 12 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Elvisualization & More

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By weaving together enormous sets of data, we're now able to explore and enjoy music in ways that were never possible before. We're packaging up our data research and sharing it not just as data stories, but also as simple apps that can help fans and the industry listen to and learn about music and how people listen to it. In “The Elvis Influence,” we looked into how The King lives on, by tracing his influence on just about any other artist you enter into the app. That's just the beginning of what we're up to. In this talk, Spotify data storyteller and editor of insights.spotify.com will lay out the theory and science behind data storytelling in a straightforward way, with concrete examples and listening samples. Don't be fooled by the word "data" -- in this case, it's another word for "how people listen to music and what that can tell us."

Click here to read more about the Metadata Summit program.


Speakers
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Eliot Van Buskirk

Data Storyteller, The Echo Nest/Spotify
Writer and editor Eliot Van Buskirk has covered digital music since the beginning, leading online music coverage for CNET and its MP3.com division (1998-2005), and then Wired.com (2005-2010), writing and editing books for McGraw-Hill and appearing on television and radio to discuss digital music along the way. Van Buskirk joined The Echo Nest in 2010, launching the widely-syndicated music app publication Evolver.fm and contributing data stories... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Capitol 1

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