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Published by Timo LANGE on Thursday, 07/06/2018 Last modified by Bruno CATTANEO on Fri, 08/06/2018 - 16:23
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
Published by Tanja ACUNA on Tuesday, 05/06/2018 Last modified by Tanja ACUNA on Tue, 05/06/2018 - 08:52
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.
Published by Bruno CATTANEO on Thursday, 24/05/2018 Last modified by Bruno CATTANEO on Fri, 25/05/2018 - 10:28