An Exploration of Connections Amongst Musical Artists

Andrew Vohland, Western Oregon University

Abstract

Throughout all of music, you may notice that many bands share connections with other artists. Maybe one musician was in both bands, they could have collaborated on a song together, or perhaps even one band covered a song from the other. Using these connections as the edges in a graph data structure, we'll investigate the relationships among musicians. With a variety of computer algorithms at our fingertips, we will explore and calculate meaningful numerical representations of how connected musicians are with each other.

 
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An Exploration of Connections Amongst Musical Artists

RWEC 107

Throughout all of music, you may notice that many bands share connections with other artists. Maybe one musician was in both bands, they could have collaborated on a song together, or perhaps even one band covered a song from the other. Using these connections as the edges in a graph data structure, we'll investigate the relationships among musicians. With a variety of computer algorithms at our fingertips, we will explore and calculate meaningful numerical representations of how connected musicians are with each other.