Spotify Teardown: Inside the Black Box of Streaming Music
Eriksson, Maria, Fleischer, Rasmus, Johansson, Anna
- 出版商: Summit Valley Press
- 出版日期: 2019-02-19
- 售價: $750
- 貴賓價: 9.5 折 $713
- 語言: 英文
- 頁數: 288
- 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
- ISBN: 0262038900
- ISBN-13: 9780262038904
An innovative investigation of the inner workings of Spotify that traces the transformation of audio files into streamed experience.
Spotify provides a streaming service that has been welcomed as disrupting the world of music. Yet such disruption always comes at a price. Spotify Teardown contests the tired claim that digital culture thrives on disruption. Borrowing the notion of "teardown" from reverse-engineering processes, in this book 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.