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Wednesday, April 22 • 9:20am - 9:40am
Could It Be You…Spotify? Can Twitter Determine if Recording Artists Support Streaming Music?

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Last year streaming music had overtaken MP3 downloads for the first time, and while music fans love it, a few major artists have been vocal in their opposition. One notable artist was Taylor Swift, who not only refused to release her latest album on Spotify in November 2014, but also removed her entire back catalog off the service, calling the service a “grand experiment.” Therefore music industry pundits want to gauge artist sentiment regarding streaming music and determine how many artists accept or reject the streaming music business model. This project utilized common web development technologies, (e.g. JavaScript, JSON, JQuery, HTML, and CSS); to produce a Twitter-based web application that tracked certain key words and followed major and independent artists on social media. The application recorded the tweets in a database which made it possible to produce meaningful sentiment analysis.

Wednesday April 22, 2015 9:20am - 9:40am PDT
125 Rhoades Robinson Hall

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