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Virtual Symposium and Workshop: Music Industry Data in Action (17 June)

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    Kathryn Straker

    We are excited to announce that registration is now open for MusicID\’s first ever symposium and digital workshop, Music Industry Data in Action.

    About the event

    At MusicID, we have the good fortune of hearing about exciting work being done by scholars in diverse fields, all over the world, every day. With so many fascinating projects on our radar, we want to hold a small symposium, giving our community an opportunity to share some of their recent and ongoing research. The symposium will be (relatively) informal and interactive — not to mention, brief — because we all know how our attention span and productivity have been affected this past year.

    At first glance, music chart data seems a niche resource, providing trivia for pop music histories or metrics for music industry professionals. What I, and many of our users, have discovered, is that once all of this data is collected into a central, searchable archive and visualised into graphs, chart data becomes a narrative of recorded music consumption, tastes, cultural trends, the co-evolutions of formats and songwriting—and even of sociological and anthropological issues, such as ethnic migration, demographic shifts, and economic up- and downturns.

    For the first hour, we will have three 15-minute presentations that showcase how music industry data can enable and enhance research in a variety of disciplines, with time for Q&A after each.

    For the second hour, we will have a a digital workshop to briefly introduce you to some popular digital humanities resources, and walk you through using MusicID’s three modules, Data, Revenue, and Impact. As a relatively new academic resource, our goal is to introduce you to the MusicID interface and help you understand how it can help your research and work in conjunction with other digital humanities resources. Complimentary access to MusicID for two weeks of June will be provided to attendees.


    You can learn more about our company and read more about the event on our blog or directly on Eventbrite. Registration is free. Information on our speakers will be posted to the blog and on Eventbrite soon.

    This topic was also posted in: Digital Humanists, MusicID Community.

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