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Discography: (US) BuzzFeed Article: How Music Lists are Made Up (for you) (by Reggie Ugwu, 12 July 2016)

Contributed by admin on Jul 28, 2016 - 10:08 AM

(From a recent article in BuzzFeed ... note the large image file at the very top of the article ... just keep scrolling down to find the text ... Marc Paré, EarlyMusicNews.org editor)

"For a while we thought we could choose our own music. Remember that? In the wake of the last century we seized the right to take our pick from all of the songs in the world (All of the songs in the world!) and told anyone who didn’t like it exactly where they could go. And when it turned out that was too many songs after all (how many lifetimes are needed for a complete survey of Memphis soul? Or Brazilian funk?), a new category of music services appeared to ease our burden. ...

... Spotify says 50% of its more than 100 million users globally are listening to its human-curated playlists (not counting those in the popular, algorithmically personalized “Discover Weekly”), which cumulatively generate more than a billion plays per week. According to an industry estimate, 1 out of every 5 plays across all streaming services today happens inside of a playlist. And that number, fueled by prolific experts, is growing steadily. ..."

Visit the BuzzFeed website [2] to read the full and insightful article. Are you really choosing your music lists or is someone really doing it for you?

 

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