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07 Oct 2021

Adjusting Metrics Across the Business

Kobi Abayomi

Sr VP of Data Science at Warner Music Group
Using data science in the music industry, communicating metrics across the business, and becoming a leader.
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Episode notes

We were recently joined by Kobi Abayomi, Sr VP of Data Science & Analytics at Warner Music Group.


Here are a few snippets from our conversation:

1:19 – Start of session

3:42 – Example of using data science in the music industry

6:32 – Data science compared to data analysis: going from analysis to research

9:35 – Data science and data engineering, what comes first?

11:42 – How did you become a Bayesian shop?

17:05 – Productionalized visualizations being outside of data science

18:45 – How do you explain quantitative concepts to others across the business

26:12 – When the metrics used by the business aren’t what they should be

30:39 – How algorithms will (or won’t) impact music

39:59 – Gathering data from the business

41:33 – Becoming a leader, your team is a gift


A few resources mentioned by Kobi:

Illustration of every genre of music that came up: 

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