Music Data Observatory

Trustworthy Autonomous Recommender Systems on Music Streaming Platforms

Almost 60% of the global recording industry sales are made via streaming platforms. Given the enormity of choice on these platforms consumers are more and more relying on the recommendations of autonomous recommendation systems. But these recommendation systems do not only enhance the user experience on the consumer side, but they also decide the fate of the investments that composers, lyricists, producers, and performers made into the music. We are going to contribute to a research on how such systems may lead to potentially tilted competition field between the content providers, and more specifically, between major labels and independents.