Music Science: Data Changing the Music Industry
Friday, March 18
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
Music has been part of human culture for millennia. But 20 years ago, music went digital. A copy was indistinguishable from the original. The song gathered metadata. And the tools that played it could keep count.
This has launched the field of music science, where tracks are pulled apart, repurposed, and analyzed. Every interaction is a breadcrumb for producers; every upload a potential source of revenue in a Byzantine labyrinth of rights and permissions.
Over six months and nearly 50 interviews, author and entrepreneur Alistair Croll has found a strange world of machine optimization, remote collaboration, neuroscience and analytics, which he'll share in this talk.
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Alistair has been an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker for nearly 20 years. He’s worked on a variety of topics, from web performance, to big data, to cloud computing, to startups, in that ti...Show the rest
Alistair has been an entrepreneur, author, and public speaker for nearly 20 years. He’s worked on a variety of topics, from web performance, to big data, to cloud computing, to startups, in that time. In 2001, he co-founded web performance startup Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011), and since that time has also launched Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, the Bitnorth conference, the International Startup Festival and several other early-stage companies.
Alistair is the chair of O’Reilly’s Strata conference, Cloud Connect, and Interop’s Enterprise Cloud Summit. This is his fourth book on analytics, technology, and entrepreneurship. Alistair lives in Montreal, Canada and tries to mitigate chronic ADD by writing about far too many things at Solve For Interesting.Hide the rest