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How using data can improve your streaming service
Having access to relevant data in the music industry is paramount. With millions of events going on around the world each week and with hundreds of thousands of artists trying to get their breakthrough, having the right information before the others do can mean the difference between making it or breaking it. We at Viberate analyze billions of data points for artists, venues, events and festivals and we’re giving you access to it.
When we pitch Viberate’s advantages to music business executives, we often Having access to relevant data in the music industry is paramount. We at Viberate analyze billions of data points for artists, venues, events and festivals and we’re giving you access to it.get asked why other similar services have a larger artist database. We currently feature almost half a million of musician profiles, while others (including streaming giants) claim they have millions of artists.
Truth is they don’t. We pride ourselves in keeping our database up to date and relevant. Sometimes size alone does matter, but this is not the case with data. Here, quality needs to come first.
We offer a variety of services streaming providers can use to improve their user experience and overall customer satisfaction.
REMOVING DOUBLE ENTRIES AND SPLITTING JOINED ARTIST IDs
A part of keeping our database relevant is making sure you won’t find any double entries when discovering new artists. This is where all streaming services need to do better. If you go to almost any streaming provider and want to listen to Eminem’s legendary masterpiece Stan, you’ll see that the artist performing it is “Eminem feat. Dido”. Streaming services manage artist features as a new artist, instead of two separate artists joining forces.
This kind of messed up data structure makes it impossible for recommendation engines ...
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