Media & Entertainment Insights
  • SXSW: When All Roads Lead to Austin

    23 March 2017 | Blog

    Last week, the DataArt Media & Entertainment team flew to Austin, TX, to take part in what is undoubtedly the biggest event the industry has to offer – South by Southwest (SXSW) – where both newcomers and leaders of the industry engage in conference sessions, a trade show, a start-up...

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  • Albums, Singles or Playlists? How Consumption Patterns are Changing

    17 March 2017 | Blog

    We are in an age where music consumption patterns are changing. Just as any other aspect of the music business, they follow the evolution of the industry based on the consumer behavior. Singles once were the driving force behind record sales, until cassettes and later CDs gave the pedestal to...

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  • Will AI Take Over Musicians Jobs?

    13 March 2017 | Blog

    Is the future destined to be a vast wasteland of musicians cast aside with artificial intelligence (AI) and bots taking over control of the artistry of composing music? It's clear that over the next few decades there are going to be big leaps in AI and robots, and these will...

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  • Have the Tables Turned? The Rise of Vinyl or Fall of the Downloads?

    6 March 2017 | Blog

    The tables have turned with a revival of interest in vinyl records following a decade of digital music dominance. Whether through efforts made by musical purists, trendsetting nostalgic hipsters or initiatives such as Record Store Day, the LP resurgence appears to be a big hit as sales of LPs,...

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  • Abolishing Yourself - Time to End the Procrustean Bed of Customer Service

    28 February 2017 | UK | Media

    In his regular blog post in Huffpost Tech UK, Dmitry Bagrov, Managing Director at DataArt, UK, suggests a new direction in product design: intuitive systems that would allow to make customer support a thing of the past.

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  • Bots and the Music Industry – A Vision of the Future

    27 February 2017 | Blog

    We are hearing a great deal about bots in the media these days. If you had not heard of bots before, you likely learned about them thanks to Microsoft’s Tay scandal when Twitter users exploited its new artificial intelligence chat bot, teaching it offensive remarks. With the advent of mobile...

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  • We See You — Machine Learning and Its Growing Effect on the Music Industry

    17 February 2017 | Blog

    There are more than enough articles concerning Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) these days. AI is going to make our life easier, it is going to have a beneficial impact on how we conduct business and it may even replace certain things that we do not expect at this moment and...

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  • Blockchain, DDEX, dotBC and OMI – Oh my!

    9 February 2017 | Blog

    The Race for Digital Music Standardization and Adoption  The music industry is at a technological crossroad. One of the biggest challenges for the music industry is accurate tracking of songs that are streamed or downloaded; streamlining the distribution of the music; and improving how...

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  • The Next Frontier for Music Tech Startups – Predictive Social Intelligence

    9 February 2017 | Blog

    Social Intelligence What if artists, record companies, producers, and publishers had the ability to read minds? Well, social listening and social intelligence technology have made it easier to discern and track what people are thinking and saying than any other time in history. Now that almost...

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  • Why Do So Many Music Technology Startups Fail?

    6 February 2017 | Blog

    The digital evolution has had a massive and continuing influence on the new music technology ecosystem, including the plethora of startups entering the space. But let’s face it, just like music artists, not every new company will make it big - and rarely is there only one reason for a startup’s...

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