(FYI – I did a similar post back in November 2011, but this one is all shiny and new as of ‘summer’ 2013)
Regardless on what your personal views are on Zuckerburg’s creation; Facebook is quite simply the ‘go to’ place for me to have a gander at a band/artist I’ve been recommended by someone or something.
Thanks to this I’m on Facebook every bloody waking day of my life. So much so that my ‘Friends’ on there must think I’m borderline addicted at being in the loop with what they’re all doing; which mainly consists of making me feel fat and lazy (“Steve’s just completed a 83km run!”), jealous (“Andrea’s just checked into a hotel spa & resort you can’t even dream of affording!”) or desperately alone (“That lad who was fatter, lazier and poorer than you…
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This July EMI’s Insight division launched an unprecedented initiative to share data from their 850,000 interview Global Consumer Insight data. This dataset covers 25 countries and over 7,400 artists, with twelve people being interviewed at any given moment, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The data is being shared with the data science community in a range of initiatives including forthcoming Music Data Science Hackcamps.
As hard data continues to be something of a scarce commodity for the streaming music debate I decided to mine EMI’s dataset to create a snapshot of global streaming music adoption, and its influence on the broader music market. I have written up a report which you can download for free here. Additionally EMI have given me permission to post the data here so that you can play around the data yourselves. In fact I invite you to go and play around…
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