Music, Technology And Discovery

Music, Technology And Discovery

Tech Tuesday explores how technology is changing our listening habits and affecting business of popular music sales sites.

Music fans have more tools than ever for discovering new music. Streaming services like Pandora and Spotify have designed algorithms that create playlists based on your preferences. Online marketplaces like iTunes and Amazon make millions of recordings available for purchase. But some worry that these tools are having unintended consequences, making it harder to find good, original music and more difficult for promising bands to support themselves. Tech Tuesday explores how technology is affecting popular music.

Guests

Brian Whitman

Co-Founder & CTO, The Echo Nest

Chris Richards

Pop Music Critic, The Washington Post

Eric Bieschke

Chief Scientist, Pandora

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