Does your playlist only contain tracks by male artistes? Blame the algorithms


A European study reveals that music recommendation algorithms favor songs by male artists. — AFP Relaxnews

It’s not easy for women to make a place for themselves in the music industry. A new European study reveals that the recommendation algorithms of streaming platforms favour songs composed by male artistes. Those performed by women appear much lower in music playlists.

Streaming platforms often boast of having created sophisticated algorithms, which line up with the musical tastes of each user. No matter whether they like folk music, rock or even drill and “ethereal”.

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