Apple CEO Tim Cook clearly doesn’t think too fondly of his competitors. In a new interview with Fast Company, Cook took a dig at Spotify and other algorithm-led streaming services, saying that they are “draining the humanity out of music.”
“We [at Apple] worry about the humanity being drained out of music, about it becoming a bits-and-bytes kind of world instead of the art and craft,” he told the magazine. Instead of relying on algorithms, Apple Music hires curators and tastemakers to make their own playlists.
In the same interview, Spotify CEO Daniel EK countered Cook’s statement, saying: “Music is everything we do all day, all night, and that clarity is the difference between the average and the really, really good.” Read the full article here.
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