Use Al­go­rithms to De­velop Your MU­SIC TASTE

Herworld (Singapore) - - MUSIC -

Let’s start with some ba­sic train­ing. First, vow to never again watch The

Voice. Sec­ond, pur­chase de­cent Blue­tooth head­phones or a speaker, and splash some min­i­mal monthly cash on a mu­sic stream­ing sub­scrip­tion. Seek out an al­go­rithm-based mu­sic stream­ing ser­vice like Spo­tify, Ap­ple Mu­sic, or the new kid in town, Deezer (en­joy­ing some good buzz).

Once in, hit “fol­low” on your favourite artistes. Put your hot tracks into playlists, them­ing them by dif­fer­ent moods. Now go deeper: Thanks to deep ma­chine learn­ing, these plat­forms build you playlists based on your jam of the day. Se­lect a track you love, and find a but­ton to give you a “ra­dio sta­tion” of mu­sic built on that track. On Spo­tify, click the three dots at top right while play­ing a track, then hit “Go to Ra­dio”. Bingo: a world of tracks built around your cur­rent favourites. As you lis­ten, save the coolest tracks and hit “like” on those you re­spond to. Next, fol­low some playlists of artists you love, who will turn you on to some true gems. Re­peat.

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