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Elements affecting the popularity of songs change over time and should be continuously explored, say data science researchers. (Shutterstock)

Can big data really predict what makes a song popular?

Whether we’re talking songs that are popular on Spotify, or were Billboard hits through the ‘40s up to recent years, popularity cannot be attributed solely to quantifiable acoustic elements.
New Zealand artist Lorde (performing here in Germany) is one of several signatories to an open letter to industry leaders about stopping sexual abuse and discrimination. GettyImages

NZ music’s #MeToo moment is a wake-up call for educators: prepare graduates to challenge and change the industry

Musical and vocational training must move beyond making students ready for work — they must also be empowered to deal with an industry overdue for reform.

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