Analysing Last.fm user's reactions to artists deaths.

http://xavigimenez.net/projects/last-fm-listener-reactions

How do last.fm's listeners behave when an artist dies?

Probably the artist will receive more plays than usual, increasing his popularity during some time. As a social music service, last.fm is a good platform to inspect what happened on an artist's timeline when they passed away.


Monitoring last.fm user in front of real-word events

Personal project aimed to explore how social media communities react in front of real-word events. To do so, data was obtained by web scraping the last.fm website in order to obtain the weekly artist playcounts, with a time span covering 2 months before and after the death date. Once the data was scrapped, this data visualization was built in order to give some insights about the last.fm listener's behaviours, which were interestingly different based on the artist.