Thursday, July 26, 2012

Can Musical Taste Predict Political Affiliation?

The Echo Nest is a music data company that powers many music experiences on the internet today (used in iHeartRadio, Spotify, VEVO, MOG amongst others). They've developed a music intelligence platform that synthesizes billions of data points into useful information to power smarter music applications for their customers.

In a recent blog post, co-founder Brian Whitman showcases the power of the Echo Nest platform with a light-hearted but interesting analysis of musical taste and political affiliation. Generally speaking, considering the sheer volume and diversity of music-related and contextual data they are collecting, it doesn't take much to imagine the myriad other potentially fascinating analyses, experiments and applications that this platform is capable of producing.

How Well Does Music Predict Your Politics?:

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