WHO AM I?

My name is Liv Buli. I write stories. Mostly about data lately, but sometimes about other things. 

WHAT DO I KNOW HOW TO DO?

I learn like crazy at Next Big Sound, working with an awesome team of designers, data scientists, engineers, and more. I joined the team coming up on four years ago. At the time, I didn't know what the job really entailed. I brought my journalism background to the table, started building a consistent flow of articles and audience, and started learning how to run numbers and build code. Music is a quirky and awesome beat, and I get a kick out of juxtaposing art and numbers.  

I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world talking about what I do – from Brisbane, to Chile, to NYU classrooms. Since I love talking (my mom always says I should have been a lawyer or a politician) I am always happy to give my two cents. I have had the pleasure of being invited to speak and participate in panels at SXSW, CMJ, Music Biz, Future of Music Policy Summit, SF Music Tech, BigSound, ByLarm and more. 

Lately I am starting to think more and more about how to visualize data in simple, elegant ways to build better stories. In my mind, the best data journalism strikes a balance between finding (data science), showing (data visualization), and telling (journalism) a story. 

WHY DOES IT MAKE ME HAPPY? 

My dad once told me 'If you're not curious, you might as well be dead.'

I happen to think he's right. 

 

WORK

The Coolest Thing I have ever done?

I'm pretty sure it's this project:

 

SOME NICE THINGS some nice PEOPLE WROTE ABOUT ME

  • Smashd: Behind the Music 
  • Mashable: 10 Amazing Jobs You Could Land With The Right STEM Education
  • Vice's Noisey: Searching For The Next Big Sound, Not By Going To A Bar, But Geeking Out Over Data
  • Gnip: Interview with The World's First Music Data Journalist
 

If you want to say hi, all my links and contact info are right down there.