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Music Creators’ Earnings in the Streaming Era

Our Digital Music Observatory contributes to the Music Creators’ Earnings in the Streaming Era project with understanding the level of justified and unjustified differences in rightsholder earnings, and putting them into a broader music economy context.

Another Step to bring our Digital Music Observatory Closer To Your Metropolitan Area

Live music is the breadwinner of most music professionals, artists, technicians, and managers alike, and it is a very local business. To analyze the live music economy, and its connection with the recorded music business, we need to create indicators on regional, provincial, or metropolitan area level. We just made another step to localize our Digital Music Observatory.

Open Data is Like Gold in the Mud Below the Chilly Waves of Mountain Rivers

Open data is like gold in the mud below the chilly waves of mountain rivers. Panning it out requires a lot of patience, or a good machine. I think we will come to as surprising and strong findings as Bellingcat, but we are not focusing on individual events and stories, but on social and environmental processes and changes.

Educate and Train Data Admirers that Data is not Scary

101 Dalmatians was released in 1985 and 1991 which made thousands of families (in the U.S.) want to adopt one. The American Kennel Club reported that the annual number of Dalmatian puppies registered skyrocketed from 8,170 animals to 42,816.

Our Datasets Should be Retrieved Cleaned and Assessed in Order to Deliver Efficient Relevant and Credible Information

Facilitating private-public partnerships is one step to encourage the data community to work with valuable open data. However, transparency and a high level quality assurance step must be given. In a joint collaboration with data curators, developers, technical specialists and academics, the datasets should be retrieved, cleaned and assessed in order to deliver efficient, relevant and credible information. The constant monitoring and regulation as well as compliance with data security guidelines are indispensable.

Comparing Data to Oil is a Cliché: Crude Oil Has to Go Through a Number of Steps and Pipes Before it Becomes Useful

Many interesting phenomena are difficult to quantify in a meaningful way and writing a catchy song with international appeal is probably more an art than a science. Nevertheless that should not deter us from trying as music, too, is bound by certain rules and regularities that can be researched.

Creating Algorithmic Tools to Interpret and Communicate Open Data Efficiently

Although there are a variety of open data sources available (and the numbers continue to increase), the availability of open algorithmic tools to interpret and communicate open data efficiently is lagging behind. One of the greatest challenges for open data in 2021 is to demonstrate how we can maximize the potential of open data by designing smart tools for open data analytics.

Economic and Environment Impact Analysis, Automated for Data-as-Service

rOpenGov, Reprex, and other open collaboration partners teamed up to build on our expertise of open source statistical software development further: we want to create a technologically and financially feasible data-as-service to put our reproducible research products into wider user for the business analyst, scientific researcher and evidence-based policy design communities. Our new release will help with automated economic impact and environmental impact analysis.

New Indicators for Royalty Pricing and Music Antitrust

For my daily tasks data would be needed for setting the price of the different licenses and, or identifying the works that were used, exploited, to properly manage the payouts to the rights holders.

The Digital Music Observatory is Contesting the EU Datathon 2021 Prize

Reprex, a Dutch start-up enterprise formed to utilize open source software and open data in open collaboration with its partners is contesting all three challenges of the EU Datathon 2021 Prizes.