In particular musicians will be able to get metrics
showing them who's listening to, sharing and talking
about their music across various social networking
and blog sites. A recent blog post from the company
states that Band Metrics is using "a machine
learning framework with natural language
processing". Some of the things that musicians will
eventually be able to do with the app include trend
measurement, sentiment analysis, reputation
management, and "maybe one day scratching the
surface of the behaviors relative to music."
Band Metrics hopes to release
their public beta within a few weeks. So far
there have been nearly 7 million bands analyzed
and 1.3 million songs. The number of songs is
expected to expand 30-fold soon, after the
company sorts out a glitch with its data mapping
engine - which is “running into some conflicts
deciphering [...] misspellings and artist
variables” of songs.
This looks like it could fill an
important need for musicians and bands.
If you’ve had a chance to give this
new service a try, let us know what you think!
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