More evidence of the commoditisation of certain types of music personalisation: YouTube Music has officially announced three new algo-personalised playlists. One we knew about: ‘Discover Mix’, which appeared in September and was […]
Spotify’s algorithms are being put through their paces again, with the launch of two new algo-personalised playlists by the streaming service. They’re called ‘On Repeat’ and ‘Repeat Rewind’, and are focused on […]
Weekly, algo-personalised playlists have become a common feature of the music-streaming landscape, from Spotify’s ‘Discover Weekly’ and ‘Release Radar’ to Apple’s ‘New Music Mix’, ‘Favourites Mix’ and ‘Chill Mix’ and […]
Sony Music artist Badshah came under the spotlight recently when his label claimed he’d broken YouTube’s first-day-views record; YouTube pointedly didn’t confirm it (and still hasn’t); and then debate ensued […]
UK public-service broadcaster the BBC is hoping to jog people out of their algorithmic comfort-zones with recommendations in its BBC Sounds app. The broadcaster’s director of radio and education James […]
Remember the days when Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist seemed like algorithmic sorcery? Now the idea of ‘algo-personalised’ streaming playlists is almost commodified: or at least, most streaming services have them […]
Pandora has launched its Podcast Genome Project, which aims to do for podcasts what its famous Music Genome Project does for music – blend human and algorithmic curation to make recommendations […]
In our cover feature we round up the topics, the trends and the gossip from the 50th Midem. From streaming losses to playlisting and from China to the new A&R, here is your essential guide to where the music industry sees itself in 2016 as well as where it would like to see itself in […]
We’ve been thinking about curation this week – see our lead story – but so has David Byrne. Mainly because he’s curating this year’s Meltdown festival in London, but also […]
75% of the films and TV shows that people watch on Netflix come from the service’s recommendations, rather than users’ own searches.
Digital music marketing firm Music Xray has acquired the software, algorithms and designs of SONGboost, another music promotions company.