The Value of Human Touch in Music Curation – 2019 SXSW Programming Trends

From the 10 trends identified for the 2019 SXSW Conference, get to know The Value of Human Touch in Music Curation Trend. Before March each year, the SXSW Programming Team curates a list of trends that stand out within Conference programming to serve as a guide on what will be the important conversations at the event. These trends are indicative of where we're at and where we're headed in the future of tech, entertainment, and culture.

The Value of Human Touch in Music Curation Trend

As music services increasingly rely on algorithms and machine learning to deliver personalized recommendations to listeners, there is a growing need for machines to understand how to accurately classify music. Although tools like machine listening are advancing, human touch in music classification and recommendation is still required. The Value of Human Touch in Music Curation Trend explores the future of the music industry as AI and digital assistant tools continue to change music creation and discovery. Add the following sessions to your schedule to learn why top curators are so valuable and why human curation in music will never be obsolete.

Hear from Product Manager of Music Recommendations at Pandora Evan Paul, on the challenges that both humans and machines face when attempting to classify music and how these challenges will shape the future in the session How Humans & Machines Classify Music. Continue learning about the latest in music tech with Product Manager at Google / YouTube & Founder at Global Music Innovators Collective Jacquelle Amankonah Horton, in her session How Digital Assistants Can Change Music.

Learn about Machine Listening and dive deeper into AI's impact on music creation, distribution, discovery, and consumption this March.

The Value of Human Touch in Music Curation Session Highlights

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There are only a few days left until SXSW 2019 but you still have time to explore the full list of trends, browse our Conference Tracks and find your favorite events in the full schedule for SXSW 2019.

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By Ari Roth


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