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"In Spotify’s world, listening data has become the oil that fuels a monetizable metrics machine, pumping the numbers that lure advertisers to the platform. In a data-driven listening environment, the commodity is no longer music. The commodity is listening. The commodity is users and their moods. The commodity is listening ...Read More
5 academics collab on a 286pg MIT Press teardown of Spotify reinforcing many of the same questions Liz Pelly & Mat Dryhurst have prev. aired. Spotify's response? Concern over an isolated copyright issue from when the platform first launched.
“Songwriters are important business partners to Spotify, but they’re treated instead like indentured servants [...] No-one in the songwriting community is going to believe that Spotify cares, at all, about songwriters after taking this action.”
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Social sites collaborating on their effort to ban Alex Jones is disgusting. The terms of service argument is bullshit when they act in concert. I don’t want a big club of developer folk deciding what content I see. Google is now helping China create censored search engine, what else are ...Read More
“What are we looking at when we open Spotify? How did it get there, and on whose dime? Who owns visual real estate on Spotify? How do major labels control what the average Spotify listener is being fed? Who is shaping Spotify’s so-called “editorial voice”? Why is it so hard ...Read More