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I recently gave a talk on Data Mining Music at SXSW. It was a standing room only session, with an enthusiastic audience that asked great questions. It was a really fun time for me. I’ve posted the slides to Slideshare, but be warned that there are no speaker notes so it may not always be clear what any particular slide is about. There was lots of music in the talk, but unfortunately, it is not in the Slideshare PDF. The links below should flesh out most of the details and have some audio examples.
- Have artist names been getting longer?
- The Passion Index – Find the bands that have the most passionate fans
- Six Degrees of Black Sabbath – Using artist relationship data to build a Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon for Music
- Frog-based playlisting – Building advanced playlists by finding paths through the artist space
- The Click Track Detector – Finding drummers that use a click track
- Looking for the Slow Build – Finding songs that have a gradual build
- Bohemian Rhapsichord – Turning a popular song into a musical instrument, with data.
- Midem Music Machine – Making a beautiful visualization of music
- The Swinger – Making any song swing
Thanks to everyone who attended.
In a couple of weeks I’m giving a talk at SXSW called Finding Music with pictures : Data visualization for discovery. In this panel I’ll talk about how visualizations can be used to help people explore the music space and discover new, interesting music that they will like. I intend to include lots of examples both from the commercial world as well as from the research world.
I’ll be drawing material from many sources including the Tutorial that Justin and I gave at ISMIR in Japan in October 2009: Using visualizations for music discovery. Of course lots of things have happened in the year and a half since we put together that tutorial such as iPads, HTML5, plus tons more data availability. If you happen to have a favorite visualization for music discovery, post a link in the comments or send me an email: paul [at] echonest.com.