Media and Technology Analyst, MIDiA
Panel 1: Future Trends of Music Discovery
Moderator : Mark Mulligan
Kevin Bacon from OpenLiveHD
Gaurav Sharma from Saavn /
David Porter from 8tracks /
Ordered lists of songs are as old as radio itself, but the idea of the playlist has gained particular currency in the past few years. As on-demand streaming services have proliferated, each with vast and roughly similar music libraries, they’re now working to differentiate themselves by how well they help listeners sift through all that choice.
As simple as it might appear, approaches to today’s playlists are varied in a way that’s reminiscent of music itself. Computer algorithms or human curators? Editorial professionals or amateur compilers? Lesser-known upstarts or major-label stars?
This session will try decifer how this new discovery path will have long term ramifications for music listening & music making.