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Behind the Playlist Professionals

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Reggie Ugwu, writing at Buzzfeed, with a really great profile on the professional playlist creators at Apple, Spotify, and Google:

    We’ve come to expect that virtually all of our problems can be solved with code, so much so that we summon it unthinkingly before doing almost anything: from choosing what movie to watch, to finding a doctor, to deciding where to wake up the next morning and who with. But what if music is somehow different? What if there’s something immeasurable but essential in the space between what is now called “discovery” and, you know, that old stupidly human ritual of finding and falling in love with a song? Algorithms excel at the former, but the latter is stubborn heritage: It’s your father’s old record collection, your sister’s stash of mixtapes, a close friend’s desert island soundtrack of choice.

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  2. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    How does one get into this field?
  3. White

    Cum for the Cum God. Prestigious

    If you have to ask, you're not right for it.
  4. Craig Manning

    @FurtherFromSky Moderator

    Probably more like "if you don't live in California, you're not right for it."
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