Many people ask if we can really add value to free data that can be downloaded from the Internet by anybody. We do not only work with easy-to-download data, but we know that free, public data usually requires a lot of work to become really valuable. To start with, it is not always easy to find.
Public data sources are often plagued by missing values. Naively you may think that you can ignore them, but think twice: in most cases, missing data in a table is not missing information, just malformatted information which will destroy your beautiful visualization or stop your application from working. In this example we show how we increase the usable subset of a public dataset by 66.7%, which is a deal-breaker in panel regressions or machine learning (AI) solutions.
We are looking for partners for the Horizon Europe call Towards a competitive, fair and sustainable European music ecosystem.
Reprex’s co-founder, Daniel Antal and our Listen Local curator, Marie Zhorová participated in the MaMA Festival & Convention in Paris on 13-15 October within the JUMP Music Market Accelerator Program. We introduced our Digital Music Observatory to national music organizations and encouraged them to try out a cooperation with us.