Big data and the next big popstar http://bit.ly/Ydpmea
Big record companies have always crunched numbers to divine the next big acts – ultimately, every successful star is a cash cow for someone. The difference is, we now have a lot more numbers to look at than record sales and radio plays, and access to this information is available to anyone, not just record company bigwigs. You and I have the tools to root out promising musicians. Before we do, though, it’s important to know what data points are being analyzed to make these conclusions.