“Saint John was relatively unknown in tech circles until she demoed Apple Music at the company’s developer conference in June. Now, a few weeks later, she’s the one part of the show many people remember,” Sullivan reports. “We’re used to seeing Apple’s laid-back middle-aged male executives on the stage there, then out walks a woman who, a few minutes into the presentation, was spinning the Sugar Hill Gang classic “Rappers Delight” and pushing 3,000 (rather stiff) developer types to clap, then rap, to the beat.”FC: Why hadn’t we seen you before at an Apple event?
Boz: Well, darling, we’re only in year two.
FC: I don’t know why it seems longer than that.
Boz: Listen, baby, we’re just getting started.
FC: In Apple Music there’s not a lot of algorithmic stuff going on in the curation. Do you consider that as kind of the ace in the hole, because it’s all human?
Boz: Yeah, it’s important, it really is important. Human curation allows you to have the emotion and feel music, because it is a very emotional thing. It makes you feel happy, it helps you when you are feeling sad, gets you pumped up, calms you down. You want me to keep going? Because I could preach. I think it is a very emotional thing and you should treat it as such. We as humans have that and we can express it.
Much more in the full interview here.
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