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The Resource Spotify teardown : inside the black box of streaming music, Maria Eriksson, Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, Pelle Snickars, and Patrick Vonderau

Spotify teardown : inside the black box of streaming music, Maria Eriksson, Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, Pelle Snickars, and Patrick Vonderau

Label
Spotify teardown : inside the black box of streaming music
Title
Spotify teardown
Title remainder
inside the black box of streaming music
Statement of responsibility
Maria Eriksson, Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, Pelle Snickars, and Patrick Vonderau
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Spotify provides a streaming service that has been welcomed as disrupting the world of music. Yet such disruption always comes at a price. This book contests the tired claim that digital culture thrives on disruption. Borrowing the notion of 'teardown' from reverse-engineering processes, a team of five researchers have playfully disassembled Spotify's product and the way it is commonly understood. Spotify has been hailed as the solution to illicit downloading, but it began as a partly illicit enterprise that grew out of the Swedish file-sharing community. Spotify was originally praised as an innovative digital platform but increasingly resembles a media company in need of regulation, raising questions about the ways in which such cultural content as songs, books, and films are now typically made available online. 'Spotify Teardown' combines interviews, participant observations, and other analyses of Spotify's 'front end' with experimental, covert investigations of its 'back end'. The authors engaged in a series of interventions, which include establishing a record label for research purposes, intercepting network traffic with packet sniffers, and web-scraping corporate materials. Their innovative digital methods earned them a stern letter from Spotify accusing them of violating its terms of use; the company later threatened their research funding. Thus, the book itself became an intervention into the ethics and legal frameworks of corporate behavior. --
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Page [4] of cover
Cataloging source
DLC
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1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eriksson, Maria
Dewey number
780.285/4678
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML74.4.S64
LC item number
E75 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1978-
  • 1980-
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  • Fleischer, Rasmus
  • Johansson, Anna
  • Snickars, Pelle
  • Vonderau, Patrick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Music and the Internet
  • Sound recording industry
  • MUSIC
  • Music and the Internet
  • Sound recording industry
Label
Spotify teardown : inside the black box of streaming music, Maria Eriksson, Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, Pelle Snickars, and Patrick Vonderau
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Intervention: The Swedish unicorn -- 1. Where is Spotify? -- Intervention: Record label setup -- 2. When do files become music? -- Intervention: How we track streams -- 3. How does Spotify package music? -- Intervention: Too much data -- 4. What is the value of free? -- Intervention: Introducing Songblocker -- Conclusion -- Intervention: Work at Spotify!
Control code
1029806746
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 276 pages
Isbn
9780262038904
Lccn
2018011908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029806746
Label
Spotify teardown : inside the black box of streaming music, Maria Eriksson, Rasmus Fleischer, Anna Johansson, Pelle Snickars, and Patrick Vonderau
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Intervention: The Swedish unicorn -- 1. Where is Spotify? -- Intervention: Record label setup -- 2. When do files become music? -- Intervention: How we track streams -- 3. How does Spotify package music? -- Intervention: Too much data -- 4. What is the value of free? -- Intervention: Introducing Songblocker -- Conclusion -- Intervention: Work at Spotify!
Control code
1029806746
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 276 pages
Isbn
9780262038904
Lccn
2018011908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029806746

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