I have written a few times, here, on the blog, about algorithmic recommendation systems. Sometimes, I focus on the technology itself. Other times, I focus on the recipients of those recommendations. Occasionally, I have looked at the impact on advertisers. However, I don’t often consider the perspective of the producer - i.e., the person / company / brand … Continue reading How are music artists adjusting to algorithmic recommendation systems?
Digital technology reduced diversity in music charts
If you had to venture a guess, would you say that digital technology has increased diversity in the music industry, or decreased it? The dawn of the Internet promised to increase diversity in markets. Diversity would come about because digital technology reduces the costs of production, distribution and promotion, making it economically viable to … Continue reading Digital technology reduced diversity in music charts
Why are we ready to pay for books but not music?
danah boyd is a researcher based at NYU. She researches and writes about cultural aspects of social media use, particularly among young users. You can follow her very interesting blog, here. Recently, danah published the book ‘It’s complicated’, based on her research on how teenagers use popular social media platforms and the impact that … Continue reading Why are we ready to pay for books but not music?