Faculty of Music

Music and Big Data

Music and Big Data 
Come and find out what big data will mean for you as performers, composers, musicologists, educators and in all branches of music scholarship. Music recommender systems such as Pandora are shaping what we listen to, Shazzam can predict number 1 charting tracks. Google invests millions in tracking what we watch and listen to, to predict trends and inform advertisers.  Big data is changing the ways in which we research about music. We have access to more data than ever before and can do more and more with it. Norma Coates is facilitating a round table discussion with Ruth Wright on the arts and big data, Jay Hodgson is presenting a big data sonification installation at this event, Kate Helsen is presenting a poster on her research with OCR software and early manuscripts.  Join us on March 14 and 15th to find out more.