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Music + Data + Geeks = Music Data Science Day!

  • May 28, 2012 · 1:00 PM
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If you love Music and Data this is your day!

A half-day community event to learn more, network and discuss about music data science.

Data scientists, music startups and music experts get together to discuss new ideas about music industry, music labels and music startups

This event is about people using data science in music and sharing what they do. It is also about about sharing the opportunities and challenges that the music industry faces.

We will discuss how data scientists can improve the music experience, and how music data science can be leveraged to create music data products that can improve the music experience and the music industry

Come and join us to discuss music data science

*Free food&free beer :-)

*Top speakers from music startups

*A panel with music experts, data scientists, and music startups

*An audience with the music crowd: A Q&A session to gather ideas and input from everyone

*A series of breakout sessions with plenty of networking to share ideas with colleagues

*Free music goodies


1.00pm - DSL Welcome and networking around free beer & food  :)

1.45 - David Boyle, SVP Insight EMI Why we are here

2.00 – Chris Carey, Global Insight Manager EMI - How the music industry is changing and how data helps

2.25pm talks start

Jeremy Silver, Music Investor

Phil Cowan, Chief Architect SongKick

Gregory Mead & Jameel Syed, CEO & CTO Musicmetric

Mark Levy, Research Lead at

4.45pm Panel

  • Chris Carey, Global Insight Manager EMI
  • David Boyle, SVP Insight EMI
  • Mark Mulligan, Music Industry Blog
  • Neal Lathia, Data Scientist University of Cambridge
  • Simon Rogers, The Guardian Data Store

6pm Panel close. More networking, beer and DJ music.

8pm Event ends

We'll be distributing several free music gifts to all the attendees.

After the panel session ends, will have networking time with free beers and DJ playing some cool music.


And don't forget Music Data Science HackCamp June, 23rd &24th


A big massive THANK YOU to David Boyle & Chris Carey from EMI Music who share our passion for new ideas, music and data science!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Useful info and a good location.

    June 14, 2012

  • George F.

    This was a great opportunity to find out how data is used in the music industry and perhaps what the future holds in terms of metedata requirements and use. The important question of whether data will be openly accessible in the future seem to be yet unclear but will depend on what kind of business models will succeed. In my opinion the industry as a whole would benefit more from open data than from closed isolated repositories.

    June 4, 2012

  • Jon R.

    In one room we had executives from the copyright industries alongside the next generation of technicians who collectively wield huge potential influence over the future of music. As such I thought it was odd - for all the lip-service paid to the supposed "passion" for music in the room, free Coldplay CDs notwithstanding - that the far-reaching impacts on music culture and the nature of the art itself were simply not discussed. Instead we got some interesting startup presentations, a few nuggets of fun data, and some pie-in-the-sky free market waffle from a VC about how marvellous it would be to build a distributed system which enables everyone to know the price of everything. It would have been nice to examine issues pertinent to the second half of the well-known adage which that idea evokes.

    May 29, 2012

  • Craig H.

    Coming from the music side, it seemed to jump from broad industry info and explanations of companies, straight into talk of Hadoop etc - would have been helpful for us newbies to have a bit more of an overview of the technology, the skills / techniques that data scientists use, to bridge that gap and so we can look at researching / hiring in those areas. Otherwise great speakers, interesting discussions and inspiring ideas.

    May 29, 2012

  • Graham D.

    Interesting stuff, good people, great presentations

    May 29, 2012

  • Andrea L.

    Great afternoon, informative and well-structured!

    May 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent interesting speakers. Thanks for great food and drink hospitality.
    Did not see sheet on talks/speakers available at Meet.

    May 29, 2012

  • David B.

    I met so many cool, inspiring people. Brilliant.

    May 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would have loved to come, too bad for the work-unfriendly time.

    May 23, 2012

  • Meta B.

    Wish I could attend. Sounds fascinating!

    May 22, 2012

  • Dave N.

    Yeah, and a location would be good too!

    May 16, 2012

  • Andrew C.

    Perhaps when this event was planned people thought that 28th May was the Whitsun bank holiday? Because it is usually the last Monday in May. But this year it's the following Monday

    May 2, 2012

  • dobomode

    Can we have this start later in the day please? :) I presume most of us have work commitments during the better part of the day...

    April 27, 2012

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