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Streaming Platforms Want You to Listen to Algorithmic Playlists

During a tough week for human curators, Spotify is unleashing an AI-powered DJ and YouTube has revealed a virtual radio station tool. 

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Hey y’all. We’re back again, living through another unfortunate week of media layoff news. But before we get to that, we’ll start with the influx of radio re-creation happening across audio streaming platforms this week. As always, if you have something to share, reach me through email, and if you haven’t yet subscribed to this newsletter, please do so here.

Someone somewhere seemingly told all the streaming platforms to launch a radio feature this week, and the power of human curators appears to be diminishing. But first, let’s cover the news.