What is Can’t Get Much Higher?
If you’re looking for data-driven analyses about the musical trends of yesterday and today, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are some popular topics we’ve covered:
And if that’s not enough, I also give you a new and an old song that I’ve been enjoying in the last week. I typically situate these songs as part of a larger discussion.
Who is Chris Dalla Riva?
I'm a musician who spends his days working on analytics and personalization at Audiomack, a NYC-based music streaming service with millions of monthly users. The fact that I both make music and use numbers to analyze it gives me a strange perspective. Primarily, I have a deeply emotional connection with songs, songwriting, and music production. You have to if you're going to record. But because of the work I do during the day, I can also take a step back and look at things in a more detached manner. In short, I believe that a great song can save your life, but I'm also skeptical of that exact sentiment. Most of the content that I make comes from this unresolved tension.
Outside of Substack, my work has been featured by NPR and The Economist, among other places. You can follow all of my efforts here.