Music

John Peel Session #1: 20 years ago today

20 years ago today, I was in a band that recorded a John Peel session. Both parts of the sentence seem amazing to me. Twenty years having gone by is one thing; that we got to record a Peel Session is another.

American Portions - Side Orders - out today

My country band have released a new EP today, featuring songs from the sessions that produced our third album.

Spotify, TidyModels and Shiny - a workflow

A workflow that gathers data from the Spotify API, creates a simple Logistic Regression model, and then produces a Shiny app enabling users to enter songs and see the results of predictions.

New IASPM journal publication

I have a journal article in the latest issue of IASPM journal, looking at COVID19 and the UK live music industry.

A Replicable Method for Gathering, Analysing and Visualising Podcast Episode and Review Data - Part 1

In the first of a series of four tutorial posts, I walk through a workflow I have developed for gathering and analysing data about podcasts

A Replicable Method for Gathering, Analysing and Visualising Podcast Episode and Review Data - Part 2

In the second of a series of four tutorial posts, I walk through a workflow I have developed for gathering and analysing data about podcasts

A Replicable Method for Gathering, Analysing and Visualising Podcast Episode and Review Data - Part 3

In the third of a series of four tutorial posts, I walk through a workflow I have developed for gathering and analysing data about podcasts

A Replicable Method for Gathering, Analysing and Visualising Podcast Episode and Review Data - Part 4

In the final of a series of four tutorial posts, I walk through a workflow I have developed for gathering and analysing data about podcasts.

The ZZ Top Paradox - Searching for Secret Narratives in Popular Song

ZZ Top and the how they bent time.

Music by Numbers - Statistics in the Music Industries

I have a chapter in a new volume published by Intellect, which looks at how numbers are used (and absued!) in the music industries.