Setlist: Spotify opens up its algorithm… for a fee

<div>Setlist: Spotify opens up its algorithm… for a fee</div>

<div>Setlist: Spotify opens up its algorithm… for a fee</div>

CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from the last week, including Spotify’s new pilot scheme allowing artists and labels to influence its music-selecting algorithm in return for a lower royalty rate, plus Live Nation’s beaming positivity in the face of another round of definitely not positive financial results.

SECTION TIMES
01: Spotify algorithm (00:07:01)
02: Live Nation finances (00:27:39)
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STORIES DISCUSSED THIS WEEK
Spotify to allow artists and labels to influence its curation algorithm – in return for a royalty discount
Live Nation summer revenues down 95%, but company talks of cautious optimism and being prepared

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