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Folk theories of algorithmic recommendations on Spotify: Enacting data assemblages in the global South
This paper examines folk theories of algorithmic recommendations on Spotify in order to make visible the cultural specificities of data assemblages in the global South. The study was conducted in Costa Rica and draws on ...
Playing Spotify’s game: artists’ approaches to playlisting in Latin America
This paper examines recent transformations in music industries associated with platformization by privileging the perspectives, experiences, and voices of artists. We draw on in-depth interviews with 41 musicians based in ...
Genres as Social Affect: Cultivating Moods and Emotions through Playlists on Spotify
This article bridges work on media technologies and affect theories through an analysis of how users appropriate playlists on Spotify. Our study draws on 30 interviews with users of music streaming services in Costa Rica ...