As part of the South By South West panel 'How the Crazy Dutch Are Innovating Music Discovery' at South By South West 2017, Paradiso's director Mark Minkman answered the question 'Can data analysis beat bookers intuition?'
Here's a little information on the panel:
The Netherlands (population size: 16 million) is the lively forefront of music innovation with over 800 annual music festivals. Three leading figures from the Dutch music scene share their experiences with innovating music discovery. Marlies Timmermans (EKKO, Into The Great Wide Open) shares insights on the locality of music and why smaller is better. Mark Minkman (Paradiso) presents a data driven model that determines optimal ticket prices given the target audience size. Johan Gijsen (Le Guess Who?) unveils why the adventurous niche and the undiscovered line-up are the future success factors of music festivals.
For specialists reading this and interested in the subject, download the doc here.
And this is the presentation!
(SXSW Picture: Jochem Koole)