“While you’re busy listening to that Beyoncé song for the ninth time today on Spotify, consider this: nearly 20 percent of the tracks on the digital music service — some 4 million songs — have never been played,” Reed Tucker reports for The NY Post. “Ever.”
“Forgotify is a new Web site that proposes, ‘Let’s change that,’ as it says on its homepage,” Tucker reports. “When someone visits the site, Forgotify randomly serves up these virgin tunes, one by one. It was created by a San Francisco art director named Lane Jordan and a few friends, and works by crawling Spotify to figure out which songs register play counts of zero.”
“The mix is eclectic, to say the least,” Tucker reports. “The Post randomly sampled a few more songs, then tried to get in touch with the artists. Turns out, we found one literally next door to the newspaper’s Sixth Avenue offices. Forgotify had selected ‘Father Kelly’s/Green Fields of America’ by an Irish accordion player named James Keane. As it happens, Keane works at a Midtown bank.”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]