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How Spotify is influencing the music industry (and our listening behaviour too)

04 June 2020

Curating personal playlists, freeing musicians from their dependence on radio stations or record labels, enjoying free music – the Spotify music platform seems to be empowering artists and listeners as never before. Yet, according to researcher Robert Prey, this “new radio” is shaping the way in which we are discovering and listening to music – much as the “old” radio did. And what about the artists themselves? ‘They are in the best and the worst position ever.’

Nynke Broersma interviewed media researcher Robert Prey about his research into Spotify's influence on the music industry. You can read the article on

Last modified:04 June 2020 11.08 a.m.

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