Technologies and media

In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata

The algorithms of Spotify, Apple and Amazon are carefully engineered to steer listeners to pop hits, and Schubert and Puccini can get lost in the metadata.

The New York Times

Spotify ne permettra plus aux artistes de poster directement de la musique

Le programme de la plateforme de streaming Spotify, qui permettait aux artistes – indés, notamment – de poster eux-mêmes leurs morceaux, n’est plus.

Rolling Stones

Chartmetric explores the ‘trigger cities’ of south-east Asia

There’s some good data on how Spotify is functioning as a platform in the region, with K-Pop act Blackpink, US artist Lauv and a host of western artists performing well by the metric of monthly listeners.


40 years ago Sony's Walkman changed the way we listened to music

The Walkman was just as big a change in the way we listened to music as the iPod was in the early 2000s.


Apple could save music lovers from the disaster that is iTunes

Assuming the new Music app works as it should, this should be a victory for music lovers who regularly use macOS.


Big Mood Machine

Over the years, streaming services have pushed a narrative about these mood playlists, suggesting, through aggressive marketing, that the rise of listening by way of moods and activities was a service to listeners and artists alike—a way to help users navigate infinite choice, to find their way through a vast library of forty million songs.

The Baffler

Sourds : des caissons vibrants pour ressentir la musique !

Les prothèses auditives, bien pratiques pour entendre les voix mais pour la musique ?

India’s latest music app is from… its Ministry of Culture

An app called Sangam Music provides a big catalogue of devotional songs and instrumentals, promising that “the user could stream and listen to the rarest and the oldest of the devotional songs for free”.


The Future of Music Technology

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason discovers how rapid digital innovation is shaping the way we make, listen and interact with music.


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