Spotify takes a page from Wikipedia’s playbook


Spotify is dabbling in crowdsourced information, taking a leaf out of Wikipedia’s book.

The music streaming platform has started collecting suggested metadata edits from its users.

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Spotify has allowed listeners access to its music metadata editor, Line-In, in an effort to collect a wide range of different user responses.

In a statement, Spotify said it hopes to learn from listeners’ descriptions of music. “By experimenting with this tool, we hope to better understand how Spotify listeners interpret music, so that we can improve experiences for both listeners and artists.” Read more…

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