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Wednesday, October 16 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
I Heart Big Brother: Big Data and Music Discovery

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Technology is playing an ever-increasing role in the process of music discovery. How is big data invading music curation? Should we be concerned as big data monitors our habits from search to spend?

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Dan Blum

Research scientist to Data scientist, now interested improving every situation with the right music.
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Liv Buli

Data Journalist, Next Big Sound
Liv Buli is the resident data journalist for music analytics company Next Big Sound. Buli grew up in Oslo, Norway, but made the move across the pond a few years back to get her MA in Journalism at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, Forbes, Billboard, Hypebot and more. | | Buli came across Next Big Sound while working on a book project called The Human Face Of Big Data. Upon discovering the company... Read More →
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Eric Davich

In 2010, Eric and his co-founders launched Songza, a ‘music concierge' that improves your life by streaming the perfect playlist for whatever you’re doing (from waking up to sleeping, from working out to getting through the work day). | | Eric earned a BA, in Music with Honors from Bowdoin College in 2006 and was the recipient of the Sue Winchell Burnett Music Prize. Prior to Songza, Eric and his partners ran the dynamically-priced... Read More →
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Tommy Page

Tommy Page joined Pandora as Head of Music Partnerships in April 2013 from Billboard magazine where he was Publisher. Tommy is charged with expanding artist development programming through branded content and live music experiences and building on Pandora’s already strong relationships with bands, brands and fans. His two decades at Warner Bros. Records in the A&R and Radio Promotion department gave him the grounding and experience to achieve... Read More →
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Bill Werde

As Billboard’s Editorial Director, Bill Werde leads the product, social, video and content strategy for the brand.