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19 Jul 2017

Visionaries at Future Music Forum

Here at the Future Music Forum we pride ourselves on being the most forward-looking conference on the calendar, our mix of attendees and contributors includes music industry futurists to those toiling at the sharp end of improving the lot of artists and consumers in the age of digital.

Why then, you might ask, does FMF’s agenda also dedicate time to the rich histories in this business of legends such as Brian Hardgroove, Brian Message or for this year’s event, Warner stalwart Seymour Stein and hiphop architect Dante Ross?

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11 Jul 2017

Retiring the ‘It Will Never Replace…’ Trope or Learning to Love Data…Again

Just a few years ago, data was ‘…the New Oil’ across industry conferences and trade media alike. As an industry, we were generating lots of it even if we didn’t entirely know what to do with it. Platforms such as Musicmetric and Next Big Sound helped us visualise it, but there were only so many data scientists to go around and a dearth of marketers coming in to the industry from sectors that frankly had been employing big data analysis effectively for years, including other media and entertainment outlets.

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