The Next Track, Episode #7: Music and Genres

The Next Track Blue Flat Button2 400pxIn the latest episode of The Next Track, Doug Adams and Kirk McElhearn analyze the rumor that Apple is planning to remove the headphone jack from the iPhone, and then discuss how people organize music by genre.

“No matter where we steer this thing, we always end up driving down inelegant boulevard.”

Listen to The Next Track: Episode #7 — Music and Genres.

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6 thoughts on “The Next Track, Episode #7: Music and Genres

  1. question is what’s post streaming? I think segmentation; Roon etc. Most people don’t care: the ultimate is fridaynight’s ‘the voice’. It’s about entertainment.
    Schultz’s EU: forget the crowd ?

  2. question is what’s post streaming? I think segmentation; Roon etc. Most people don’t care: the ultimate is fridaynight’s ‘the voice’. It’s about entertainment.
    Schultz’s EU: forget the crowd ?

  3. I’ve just one genre: ‘music’, Advise: be a member of a (local) choir and leave all the shit behind you, be a member of a community. Point is where does a genre begin or end? It’s about music; you are the music.

  4. I’ve just one genre: ‘music’, Advise: be a member of a (local) choir and leave all the shit behind you, be a member of a community. Point is where does a genre begin or end? It’s about music; you are the music.

  5. Good episode on genres! A few thoughts. I mostly use genre tags (as you pointed out) for smart playlists. But I get that others might find it tedious / useless to maintain genre tags. I’m that way about album titles. I really don’t care what album a track belongs to, and I rarely listen to music “by album”. Track name, artist and genre are my “big 3” tags.

    I like jazz, so do tend to spend a little time tagging my jazz tracks. For example, I use an “Arabic Jazz” tag for tracks from artists like Sachal Studios Orchestra and Maurice El Medioni. (If interested, the former did a great remake of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five.) I also like listening to music in different languages, so have a few language tags: French Pop, German Pop, Thai, etc. That’s about it though.

    I only have about 5,000 tracks in my iTunes library, so in my case tag maintenance is not a big deal. It’s evening calming sometimes!

  6. Good episode on genres! A few thoughts. I mostly use genre tags (as you pointed out) for smart playlists. But I get that others might find it tedious / useless to maintain genre tags. I’m that way about album titles. I really don’t care what album a track belongs to, and I rarely listen to music “by album”. Track name, artist and genre are my “big 3” tags.

    I like jazz, so do tend to spend a little time tagging my jazz tracks. For example, I use an “Arabic Jazz” tag for tracks from artists like Sachal Studios Orchestra and Maurice El Medioni. (If interested, the former did a great remake of Dave Brubeck’s Take Five.) I also like listening to music in different languages, so have a few language tags: French Pop, German Pop, Thai, etc. That’s about it though.

    I only have about 5,000 tracks in my iTunes library, so in my case tag maintenance is not a big deal. It’s evening calming sometimes!

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