And: The long tail's sting; How one music venue uses Discord; An artist perspective from Rilles; Beyond the hype for NFTs; Short essay on community
You point out that while we often think of algorithms as singular entities, each music streaming platform actually has its own unique algorithm. That system makes it more or less appealing to the user. Some even feel like they're reading your thoughts (or emotions).
The two divergent paths for music curation are also food for thought: one focused on mass appeal and driven by algorithms, and the other focused on community-driven curation. I found the second path particularly compelling, as it emphasizes the value of personal recommendations and building communities around music.
A good read, thanks for sharing!
As a festival curator, I'm always exploring new ways to create a more personalized and engaging experience for attendees. That's why I wrote an article on the future of music curation, highlighting the benefits of Smart Curation – a method that combines algorithmic and community-based approaches.