The Predictive Benefits of Analyzing Employees’ Communications Networks

In the wake of the destruction left by the Enron scandal and subsequent bankruptcy in the early 2000s, one of the more revelatory and instructive artifacts left behind was the massive trove of approximately 1,600,000 of the company’s corporate emails. Researchers from a variety of fields have performed all manner of extensive analyses on this […]

Summary of the Media and Tech Preview 2016 Discussion Panel Held at Frankfurt Kurnit in NYC on December 2, 2015

GPS everywhere notwithstanding, there are still maps on the walls in most buildings that have a red circle somewhere on them accompanied by the words “You are here”. This is to reassure and reorient visitors by giving them some navigational bearings. Thus you can locate where you are at the moment and then find your […]

Book Review of “How Music Got Free”

It is nearly impossible to compete in a consumer market when a previously lucrative product is suddenly available for free. This phenomenon adds a whole new meaning to the notion of “priced to sell”. No industry illustrates this tectonic disruption brought about by the Net more than the music business during the last 20 years. […]

The Advent of Social TV: Commercial and Creative Impacts of Using Twitter Activity Metrics Upon What Audiences Now See

[This post was originally uploaded on July 31, 2014. It has been updated below with new information on December 19, 2015 and then on March 11, 2015.] July 14, 2014 Post: Nielsen is a long-established and industry leading firm in measuring, analyzing and reporting upon media deployment, usage and audiences. Their services also include a […]

Updates on Recent Posts Re: Music’s Big Data, Deep Learning, VR Movies, Regular Movies’ Effects on Our Brains, Storytelling and, of Course, Zombies

This week has seen the publication of an exciting series of news stories and commentaries that provide a very timely opportunity to update six recent Subway Fold posts. The common thread running through the original posts and these new pieces is the highly inventive mixing, mutating and monetizing of pop culture and science. Please put […]

Is Big Data Calling and Calculating the Tune in Today’s Global Music Market?

The extraordinary degree to which big data apps and analytical services are now affecting the marketing, economics, talent development and the popularity of new tunes, has just been thoroughly and expertly explored in an article in the November 2014 issue of The Atlantic entitled The Shazam Effect, by Derek Thompson. This report covers this phenomenon […]