DNA #2: Listen to Lists
Lists have been used for a long time to provide orientation in the world of music. The technological triumph of streaming services has turned the supply of music into a new consumer format that has come to dominate the way music is brought to market. However, the playlist does more than just format the music, it also structures the way people listen to it and sorts the data logs collected by streaming services. This revolution has spawned new organizational categories, aesthetic tendencies, and modes of behaviour. Listen to Lists launches us into an exploration of this phenomenon.