EMI Million Interview Dataset Launched
July 18, 2012 at 5:23 AM (PT)
DATA SCIENCE LONDON, a non-profit community of data scientists, and EMI MUSIC have joined forces to release parts of the EMI Million Interview dataset EMI is building, the deepest and most extensive collection of data on music consumers ever shared. This collaborative project will feature a series of community events, conferences and competitions to promote and build a community around music data science starting with the Music Data Science Hackathon, a 24-hour global music competition taking place this weekend, 21st-22nd JULY.
EMI MUSIC SVP/Insight DAVID BOYLE said, "EMI's insight has profoundly increased our understanding of music consumers and the service we now provide for our artists. I'm excited and touched that our initiative is helping to bring the music and data science communities together. The Data Science LONDON community is inspiring; I've never seen so many great people come together to share ideas, data and science. With the EMI Million Interview Dataset we hope to bring more new ways of thinking into our industry that will deliver enormous benefits to artists and their fans."