Andrew Flanagan

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Andrew Flanagan is a New York-based freelance writer whose byline can be found at places like NPR, Rolling Stone, MTV, and The Quietus. He was the senior editor of The Daily Swarm and served as substitute music editor of City Pages during his many years in the Midwest. Animal lover.

SXSWi Wrap-Up: Algorithms Share an Increasingly Crowded Stage with Technology, Privacy

SXSWi Wrap-Up: Algorithms Share an Increasingly Crowded Stage with Technology, Privacy

As with every SXSW, we felt the heat, ate the breakfast tacos, drank the beer. Austin was, and remains, a very busy place in middle March, and this year our time was filled with panels on privacy, power, and technology; chats with execs from Pandora, Spotify, and a rapper you may have heard of; algorithms (so many algorithms); and those intimidating, fascinating great-tailed grackles.
EU Drafting Personal Data Protection Law Reforms

Privacy Takes Center Stage at SXSWi (Analysis)

Privacy seemed to be the main topic preoccupying attendees of this year's SXSW Interactive which is also an issue that's increasing become a concern for both the music industry and for music consumers who increasingly enjoy their audio before the warm glow of an LED screen.
Echo Nest Scientist Paul Lamere Explains the Future of Pressing 'Play'

Echo Nest Scientist Paul Lamere Explains the Future of Pressing 'Play'

While hordes of musicians were landing or sorting out their hotels on the first day of the SXSW Music, Paul Lamere gave a presentation to a small room in downtown's convention center centered on his experiments with music and data and the backbone of what the Echo Nest will be working on for its new overlords.
Spotify's Ken Parks on an IPO, the Echo Nest Purchase (Q&A)

Spotify's Ken Parks on an IPO, the Echo Nest Purchase (Q&A)

At the Spotify House in Austin during SXSWi, Billboard spoke with Ken Parks, the music streaming service's chief content officer who discussed how an IPO would impact (or not impact) the company, what shortcomings the Echo Nest purchase might address, equalizing artists' royalty payments and much more.

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