The Next Web: The music industry uses your social data to predict it’s next big artists

The Next Web: The music industry uses your social data to predict it’s next big artists. “Fifteen years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPod. Since then, most music fans have understood this has radically changed how they listen to music. Less understood are the ways that raw information – accumulated via downloads, apps and online searches – is influencing not only what songs are marketed and sold, but which songs become hits.”