In this 2017 post, guest writer Laura Kobylecky draws striking parallels from the fictional machine-made music in Orwell’s “1984” to Spotify’s fake artist scandal and “The Next Rembrandt” that was “art” created from human works by machine algorithm.
[Update: This post first posted on July 25, 2019 while the authors of “Spotify Untold” were on their US tour marketing their Swedish language book. And then badaboom badabing, the book got optioned in August 2019 by Yellow Bird UK (which is a real production company, apparently home to the respected Swedish producer Berna Levin). […]
Some nasty reasons why Netflix is more susceptible to churn than Spotify the monopolist.
Great documentary about the streaming meltdown!
Bandcamp’s sale means achieving escape velocity from the streaming tractor beam of death got a little harder.
Because of Spotify’s monopoly power and voting stock, Daniel Ek and his partner control streaming music.
Not only does Spotify fail the ESG test on environment, it’s a social dumpster fire.
Streaming is awful for the environment–uses vast quantities of energy requiring huge data centers. So how can any streamer pass the E test in ESG?
Spotify’s comedy of errors continues this time with added hubris.
Fantastic straight from the heart and blisteringly accurate critique of the “big pool” streaming model.