The collection and analysis of digital data has enormous influence on the future of the music business, from the industry to the artists to the fans, and beyond. SXSW Music 2013 will feature some the music world's sharpest minds, dissecting this varied data, and divining the future of our business. And don't think for a moment that data is a snooze-fest - these sessions are sure to be among the most enlightening and surprising of the conference. Here are a few confirmed sessions, with more to come in the following weeks:
Economics, Consumer Psychology, and Music (Jodi Beggs, Northeastern University)
Big Data: The New Oil or the New Snake Oil? (Will Mills, Shazam)
Music Metadata Means More Money for Musicians (Peter Bradbury, BBC)
Man v Machine: Data Science and the Future of A&R (Zanab Hussain, SimpleReach)
Musical Identity: What Music Taste Says About You (Jim Lucchese, The Echo Nest)
Insight from 1 Million Consumer Interviews (Chris Carey, EMI Music)
Make sure to register for SXSW now before the rates increase on November 9th!