Within a very short space of time, ways of listening to new (and older) music have changed in the age of digital reproduction. Visions of a celestial jukebox 20 years ago promised music in the cloud for everyone. This has now become a reality, with Sweden’s Spotify being the foremost example of the music industry’s… ∞ Continue reading

Participants

The project team consists of Pelle Snickars (project leader), Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, Patrick Vonderau and Maria Eriksson. ∞ All participants

Specific projects

  • Economies of Arbitrage (Vonderau) This subproject looks at Spotify’s relation to advertising. Its contribution consists in devising industry mapping, analytical categories, and quasi-ethnographic observation of various…
  • Politics of Content Aggregation (Vonderau) This part of the project focusses on digital video and on the relation between video distribution and digital media infrastructures. The aim…
  • Digital Ethnography (Johansson) This specific project (or work package) aims to contribute methodologically as well as analytically to the project’s overall purpose. Through two subtasks…
  • SpotiBot—Turing testing Spotify (Snickars) Producing and coding bot ‘listeners’ has today become almost as easy as automated music production has been for years. Machines can thus…
  • Music as Data (Fleischer) Within media history, as well as music industry research, there exists a number of studies covering the production, marketing and valorization of…
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Publications

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