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Tuesday, May 7 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The Bionic DJ: Brokering a Peace Between Humans, Metadata and Algorithms in the Playlist Curation Space

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For years, the pendulum seemed to swing from one extreme to the other in the fight between humans and robots for playlisting supremacy: Taste vs. tech, intuition vs. data sets, art vs. science. Now it's become increasingly clear that this isn't a battle, but a balance. We'll discuss the role human expertise can play in informing and refining the metadata and algorithms that power automated playlists, and the role that data can play in making human curation more broadly appealing and impactful—all with the goal of building listener trust and increasing consumption.

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David Gorman

Co-President, 1021 Creative
David Gorman is Co-Founder of 1021 Creative, a content curation and consulting agency whose clients include Amazon, Apple Music and YouTube. 1021 Creative uses a global team of highly specialized pop-culture experts to work with its clients in curating engaging playlists, improve... Read More →

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Anida Gurlit

Creative Director, Music Design, Mood Media
Anida Gurlit is currently the Creative Director of the Music Design team for Mood Media North America. With 15 years creating in-store music experiences, she has developed music programming for leading brands in retail, salon & spa and hospitality. Gurlit has made a career out of... Read More →
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Kim Monroe

DJ and Consultant
Kim Monroe is a DJ and Consultant who spent three decades in the music industry. She previously held artist development and promotion roles for Sony Music and RED MUSIC focused on Rock and Alternative genres, and worked alongside label partners such as Glassnote to develop the careers... Read More →
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Leticia Ramirez

Latin Curator & Programmer, Pandora
Leticia Ramirez is Latin Curator & Programmer at Pandora Media. Her most notable achievement to date is the co-creation of Pandora’s first-ever Latin franchise program, El Pulso, which launched in March 2018 and has since spawned live events in Miami and Los Angeles with such acts... Read More →

Tuesday May 7, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm CDT
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