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Take a 1000 songs, make a playlist, and put it on shuffle and broadcast it over the air. Canadians figured this one out three years ago, called it Jack, for the radio station of the same name, which is now huge. via Rags who does a […]

Take a 1000 songs, make a playlist, and put it on shuffle and broadcast it over the air. Canadians figured this one out three years ago, called it Jack, for the radio station of the same name, which is now huge. via Rags who does a 180 on the long tail and writes, “Playlist-based listening choices will be widespread and everyone will have the same catalog, so personality/brand will be an important differentiator for stations as will content not available elsewhere.” Oh wait, he has left NYC. That explains it.

  1. Jack and the Music Future

    Raghav “Rags” Gupta has an insightful, short post about the new “Jack” radio format (Jack).In fact, I believe the DJ/personality will become more important over the next few years. Why? Playlist-based listening choices will be widespread and everyo…

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  2. Did you mean I did a 180 or 360 on long tail? (I’m confused and leaving NYC certainly has something to do with it!)

    Anyway, I guess I was reinforcing the notion that the Human Touch & personality will continue to be relevant (and in fact become more so). http://www.ragsgupta.com/weblog/2005/05/the_human_touch.html

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  3. i know… you love subscription model so was having a little fun. sad to hear that you were leaving new york. bummer.

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