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Vevo explains how to avoid YouTube ‘algorithmic death-spiral’

YouTube Algorithmic Death Spiral? We liked their early albums before they sold out… But no, a YouTube algorithmic death spiral is what Vevo is hoping to help artists avoid. Ed Walker, the company’s VP of original content...
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TikTok users try to figure out its recommendation algorithm

Since the earliest days of people becoming famous on YouTube, there’s been intent debate about how the platform’s recommendation algorithm works and, as a follow-on, how to game that algorithm to get more views. It’s...
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Facebook news-feed to focus more on friends and ‘worthwhile’ links

Earlier this week Music Ally reported on Facebook’s admission that its new privacy tool may impact the way marketers use targeting features to build audiences on the social network. Now the company has followed that with an...
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Report 422: Playlisting’s next leap forward

Playlists have been referred to as everything from the new album, the new compilation, the new greatest hits, through to the new radio, the new MTV and more. Whether you’re a pop act trying to build a truly global audience...
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Spotify’s music boss warns artists off top playlists too early

Spotify’s global head of music Nick Holmsten has given a pre-Grammys interview to The Hollywood Reporter. While the headlines are being made by his comments on Spotify’s hateful-conduct controversy last year (“it’s...
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Spotify may start personalising its human-curated playlists

There has long been a clear separation between the two kinds of playlists on Spotify: the human-curated ones like RapCaviar and New Music Friday on one side, and the algo-personalised ones like Discover Weekly and Release...
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Facebook says people are the biggest influence on its algorithm

There has been a lot of debate about what Facebook’s news feed algorithm does and does not let its users see in terms of posts, whether from friends or pages they’ve liked. Now a research paper published by Facebook’s...
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How worried should you be about Google ‘Mobilegeddon’ change?

Well, the first thing to say is that the name ‘Mobilegeddon’ (yes, it’s inevitably also a hashtag) vastly oversells the likely impact of Google’s latest changes to its search-engine algorithm. Basically, it’s all...
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Music bodies hitting Grooveshark hard with Google takedowns

Controversial streaming service Grooveshark is taking a hit to its Google search ranking. The company is being targeted by a blizzard of takedown requests sent to Google, which recently started actually taking this data into...
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Games firm Harmonix working on music VR

We wrote recently about the return of console franchise Rock Band courtesy of its developer Harmonix. But it turns out Harmonix is working on something else too: virtual reality for music. One of its investors, Foundry Group’s...
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How humans are a growing factor in Facebook’s news feed curation

You’ve likely read umpteen articles about Facebook’s news feed algorithm over the last couple of years: how it narrows down the 1,500 daily posts the average user could see in their feed to around 300, and the declining...
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Facebook cracking down on ‘overly promotional page posts’

There are more changes coming to Facebook’s news feed algorithm, and they’re likely to leave some marketers howling. It’s based on a recent survey of Facebook users: “People told us they wanted to see more stories...