Tag: music

  • Episode 6: Stoyan Sgourev

    In Episode 6, I talk to Stoyan Sgourev (ESSEC) about his recent research. Stoyan argues that musicians, just like many other individuals and organizations, use color as a "positioning device"—to build an identity. He tests his hypothesis by measuring time trends in the colorfulness and contrast of the images on Norwegian black metal bands' album covers. 

  • Episode 2: Readings and Links

    In the second episode of this podcast, Noah explained how he measures the novelty of pop songs. In 2017, he published a first paper on this topic in the American […]

  • Episode 2: Noah Askin

    In this episode, I talk to Noah Askin, Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD, about creativity in pop music. We discuss how to construct machine-based measures of sonic novelty, whether (teams with) female artists are more creative, and what is the optimal level of novelty for a pop song.