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Popular streaming playlists can boost a song's revenue by up to $163k

Artists lucky enough to find their song on Spotify’s most popular playlists could see could see considerable increases in streams and revenue.

JRC to continue key role in maximising research and innovation impact

As the JRC releases its Annual Report for 2017, newly-proposed Horizon Europe research and innovation funding will ensure it continues its role as the European Commission’s science and knowledge service.

Earth Observation & Social Sensing Big Data

Platforms, Promotion, and Product Discovery: Evidence from Spotify Playlists

Digitization has vastly increased the amount of new music produced and, because of streaming, has raised the number of songs available directly to consumers.  While enhanced availability has levelled the playing field between already-prominent and new artists, creators may now be highly dependent on platform decisions about which songs and artist to promote.   With Spotify emerging as dominant major interactive music streaming platform, this paper explores the effect of Spotify's playlists inclusion decisions on both the promotion of songs and the discovery of music by new a

JRC Annual Report 2017

Understanding GDPR: new game from the JRC

The JRC has just launched a mobile game to help raise awareness of privacy risks and data protection rights in a fun and interactive way.

'Cyber Chronix' has a special focus on the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect across all EU Member States on 25 May 2018.

Concerns about the consequences of patenting on Scientometric research

#Blockchain4EU: Blockchain for Industrial Transformations

Blockchain and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) are immutable, encrypted and timestamped databases, in which data is recorded, validated and replicated across a decentralised network of nodes.

A range of opportunities and challenges could emerge through such technologies that will potentially enable parties who are geographically distant, or have no particular trust in each other, to record, verify and share digital or digitised assets on a peer-to-peer basis with fewer to no intermediaries.


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