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Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did

Nov 17, 2014 | 27 videos
Video by The Atlantic

As Derek Thompson writes in this month's issue, the music industry has learned how to use data from apps like Spotify and Shazam to predict new hits. However, just a glimpse at the Billboard charts will tell you that today's pop music is more homogenous that it has been in decades. Why? Because we like to hear the same songs, over and over again.

Authors: Derek Thompson, Jackie Lay


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