Don’t mention the J-word

I can see how tempting it might be for an artist to make music that fits a certain bill. This is nothing new of course, but do we really need a plethora of music made specifically to suit the more specific pastimes of the average Spotify user? “Peaceful piano” may just be the tip of the iceberg. Might “Violin for gardening” or “Greek folk song for DIY” be adorning the front page? Or even perhaps a “Calming xylophone for when you’re doing your accounts and answering testy Facebook messages at the same time” playlist, since that’s what most us seem to be doing most of the time.

via The Guardian

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