Challenge & Prizes

THE CHALLENGE - MUSIC DATA SCIENCE HACKATHON, 21st of JULY 2012

“CAN YOU PREDICT IF A LISTENER WILL LOVE A NEW SONG?”

The Music Data Science Hackathon challenge will consist in developing an algorithm that predicts listener’s appreciation of songs and artists, based on listeners demographics, listeners words of appreciation, and interviews contained in the EMI Million Interview Dataset.

The winning predictive algorithm will be open-sourced to the data science community

To know more about the challenge, the rules and the dataset please visit:

Kaggle – EMI Music Data Science Hackathon competition page

PRIZES

Music Data Science Hackathon Prizes (sponsored by EMI and EMC)

1st Global Prize – £2,500

2nd Global Prize – £1,000 

3rd Global Prize – £500 

London Venue Prize – £2,000 

Data Visualization Prize – £500 (sponsored by Adatis)

Participants in London venue are eligible for £5,000 in prizes (Global Competition and London Venue Competition prizes)

 

Other prizes and goodies for London Venue participants

Sponsored by EMI

50 Free EMI Artists Concerts DVDs

50 Free EMI Artists Music CDs

 

Sponsored by EMC/Greenplum

Free Greenplum workshop for hackathon participants

Free access during the hackathon to Greeenplum Big Data Analytics Software & Tools

 

Sponsored by O’Reilly and Strata Conference

1 Free pass to Strata Conference London worth  £499 

35 pass codes, Strata London Conference 20% discount

10 free Data Science Books

35 purchase codes, 50% discount on books