Long Tail Music Consumption on the Web

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Long Tail Music Consumption on the Web
status: finished
Master: project within::Information Sciences
Student name: student name::Maarten Sloetjes
Dates
Start start date:=2013/01/01
End end date:=2013/07/01
Supervision
Supervisor: Michiel Hildebrand
Second supervisor: Victor de Boer
Thesis: has thesis::Media:Thesis.pdf
Poster: has poster::Media:Posternaam.pdf

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Abstract

This project focuses on the research of career events and popularity of a music band. As the role of the internet is bigger than ever when it comes to music and its celebrities, the popularity of a band is no longer limited to performing on TV and appearing in the news papers. Social media play a huge role in informing fans about their favourite band. Aforementioned career events can range from the release of a new album to the departure of the frontman of a band. By analyzing multiple bands, a relationship will be established between career events and the effect they have on the popularity of a band. The popularity of a band will be derived from online sources such as twitter and last.fm. Patterns will then be identified; patterns between career events of different kinds of bands and their influence on the popularity of these bands. The outcome should be helpful to existing bands, to determin the next step for their career.