Saturday, 6 January 2018
quote [ Spotify’s obsession with mood and activity-based playlists has contributed to all music becoming more like Muzak, a brand that created, programmed, and licensed songs for retail stores throughout the twentieth century.
We should call this what it is: the automation of selling out. Only it subtracts the part where artists get paid. ]
Check out Muzak Wikipedia page for more info on the economics of background vs foreground playslists.