There is just too much music. Someone or something has to help us sort through all the crap, the stuff we don’t care about and the stuff we won’t like to help organize our music discovery and music listening experience.
I believe so much in the future of music curation that I work for Songza, helping to create and shepherd playlists for the services millions of users.
But then there’s Mike Spinelli, a third-year law student at Quinnipiac University School of Law. Here’s what he had to say in a guest post at RAIN.
A playlist created by a superstar (or anyone for that matter) is not what a listener wants to put on when they log into a streaming service. Yes, Iovine and Dre were onto something when they built a service around feelings. Yes, we enjoy listening to songs that fit our mood. However, take a step back and determine what makes a song “happy”? It’s neat that Beats gives the user the ability to hear songs according to a Mad Libs-type sentence that you fill out. However, this is just a novelty at best.
Read the whole article here.