“Playlists, playlists, playlists. Every major music streaming service these days is touting the originality of its personalized, curated content (however ironic that is),” Amy X. Wang writes for Quartz. “Spotify’s Discover Weekly feature, one of the first custom-playlist offerings to hit the market, has been applauded for its intricate algorithms that scrutinize users’ unique listening histories in order to recommend similar songs and artists. But Apple Music — though a latecomer to music streaming, having only launched last summer — may have a leg up, of sorts.”
“And weirdly, that’s because of iTunes, the clunky, oft-hated music storage platform of the 2000s that so many people had to use when the most popular way to get music was in the form of digital purchases,” Wang writes. “In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Apple Music executives revealed that the (yes, potentially embarrassing) listening habits/histories of people who used to use the now-nearly-outdated platform are actually being carried over to Apple Music, in the form of its new playlists that came with the recent iOS 10 update.”
Wang writes, “One person on Reddit said Apple Music’s new playlist was ‘truly magical, it brought so much nostalgia, I actually wonder how it works,’ prompting many to agree with him.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yet another advantage for Apple over Spotify et al.
Slowly, but surely, Apple Music will grow to take the crown as the world’s #1 music-streaming service. Demographics and simple mathematics guarantee it.
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