How Music Charts

On this episode, we talk to Milwaukee-based, genre-bending independent artist Cullah, who has released an album every year for the past 15 years, subscribing to an open-source, royalty-free, and data-driven approach to his music career.

Show Notes

Cullah is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, based independent musician who has released an album every year on his birthday — April 27 — for the past 14 years. For his 30th birthday in 2021, he’ll be releasing his 15th album, ½, as a testament to the fact that he’s released an album every year for half of his life. The son of a classically trained jazz musician and a farm-raised mathematician and computer scientist, “Cullah was brought up with the awareness of the balance between the creative and logical aspects of natural law.” As such, he studied Computer Engineering at Marquette University and Music and Media Technologies at Trinity College Dublin, working briefly as a web developer at a web design firm before turning to music full time. He’s been described as, “One part Jack White, one part Dan Auerbach, and one part Jeff Buckley,” and he was kind enough to carve out some time to discuss music data and music analytics from the artist perspective.

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