Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
This incredible investigation will open your eyes to an entire universe of data sharing and online marketing occurring at octaves too low for human consciousness to detect. -Big Think
A work that is, by turns, both surprising and banal, provocative and benign, empowering and frustrating. -THE QUIETUS
Dispels the misunderstanding that Spotify is - or at least primarily - about music. -Suddeutsche Zeitung
I loved the book and I highly recommend it.... Spotify is portrayed not as a company that was interested in saving the music industry but as one that was created by a couple of bored advertising bros.... Spotify Teardown shows a company much like all advertising-support music platforms, where the ultimate customer is Coca-Cola; not music fans nor artists. -Penny Fractions
Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music is an ambitious, wide-ranging, and mis-titled book. Studying firms like Spotify is notoriously challenging....The result is a methodological commitment to exteriority, which pays off in the form of delightfully inventive methods that reimagine the nature of the thing we call Spotify. Thus, if I suggest that this book should be subtitled "Outside the Black Box," it is no insult: its greatest contribution may be demonstrating how important the "outside" is-both to Spotify's functioning and to what we understand it to be. -Information & Culture: A Journal of History
Highly readable.... The rigor and curiosity with which they treat their subject are necessary: Spotify has completely transformed the music industry, and to truly understand how and why requires illuminating each nebulous part of the company. -The Nation
The book is not so much a nuts-and-bolts analysis of how Spotify works so much as a critical account of why it works the way it does today. -
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