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Spotify launches two more algo-personalised playlists

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’,...
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YouTube’s ‘Discover Mix’ playlist is rolling out globally

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...
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‘Juicing’ YouTube views with ads isn’t just an India thing

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 about...
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BBC promises to build ‘public-service’ recommendation algorithm

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 Purnell announced...
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Tidal launches its own algo-personalised My Mix playlists

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...
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Pandora debuts its Podcast Genome Project for recommendations

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 to its listeners. For now,...
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Report 391 – 50 Sense

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...
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David Byrne flies the flag for human curators

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 because of his long-term musing on internet...
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Netflix on how recommendations fuel three quarters of its viewing

75% of the films and TV shows that people watch on Netflix come from the service's recommendations, rather than users' own searches.
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Music Xray buys SONGboost technology

Digital music marketing firm Music Xray has acquired the software, algorithms and designs of SONGboost, another music promotions company.