Can’t decide if I hate it, fear it or it’s kinda quaint
Sounds like it might speed up some of the conversations about whether music streaming is “like radio” and should pay songwriters an equal share (ie when someone does a cover the record label often gets more than the writer of the original song)
To add a bit - I think the tech is probably pretty impressive but the use case is all directed at people who let the Spotify algorithm pick their music for them. I wonder what percentage of their users are actually using Spotify like that, as opposed to people who open Spotify to listen to something specific they have in mind. Maybe it’s a surprisingly large percentage idk
Have just started a new job and they have Virgin Radio on all day - most shows don’t even have a host from what I can tell. Don’t see how this is any worse. But yes, might nudge people towards something else I suppose!
I didn’t like Fanning but you could tell he knew his stuff and enjoyed music. Same with John Kelly and Cian O’Ciobhain in terms of Irish DJs. I still listen to the latter two even though I’ve binned off all other radio.
[cough] You could listen to Spotify’s AI DJ… or you could listen to voice notes from me introducing this station for Pandora https://pandora.app.link/vCFuOzwCtxb (you might need a VPN if you’re in the UK etc)