Community Engagement

Diving into Music Data

November 10, 2016
Grant-Fulton Hall, Grant Recital Hall - 105 Benevolent Street - Providence, Rhode Island
Paul Lamere
Music Recommendations // Spotify


The mining of big data has transformed fields as diverse as advertising, finance and medicine. In this demo-laden talk Paul Lamere explores how we can use mega-scale music data to help people explore, understand and even create new music.


Paul Lamere works at Spotify, where he spends all his time building machines to figure out what song you really want to listen to next.

When not at work, Paul spends much of his spare time hacking on music apps. Paul's work and hacks are world-renowned including the 'The Infinite Jukebox', and 'Girl Talk in a Box'. Paul is a four-time nominee and twice winner of the MTV O Music Award for Best Music Hack (Winning hacks: 'Bohemian Rhapsichord' and 'The Bonhamizer') and is the first inductee into the Music Hacker's Hall of Fame. Paul also authors a popular blog about music technology called 'Music Machinery'.