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Wednesday, March 12 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Man Vs. Machine: The Curation Dilemma

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Music discovery used to be simple. Tastemakers, usually DJs, introduced us to new artists. Times have changed. Some argue that the advent of collaborative filtering and data mining has made it easier to find and discover artists, while others argue that the removal of the human element has made it harder to find new music to love. No one quite has the perfect formula. Explore how man and machine crawl and curate the world’s music to deliver your music.

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Chris Becherer

VP ProdRdioChris is the Head of Product at Rdio, where he oversees the design and management of Rdio’s entire suite of products. Chris has over 12 years of experience in the tech/internet/mobile space. Before joining Rdio, he spent 7 years in Apple’s product group working on iPhone... Read More →

Tim Quirk

Head of Global Content ProgrammingGoogleQuirk is currently Head of Global Content Programming for Google Play, where he leads the team responsible for music, books, apps, and video merchandising. Prior to Google, he was vp of music programming for Rhapsody. He spent much of the '80s... Read More →
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Ian Rogers

CEOBeats Music

Wednesday March 12, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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