Saturday, 6 January 2018

The Problem with Muzak | Liz Pelly

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.
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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.
[SFW] [business] [+2]
[by Paracetamol@3:19pmGMT]

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