February 13, 2020

Making It Up 115: Spotify acquires The Ringer and black music in white spaces

On Making It Up 115, Charis and Eugene talk about Spotify’s recent acquisition of The Ringer and the effects of media consolidation. They also discuss a personal essay that describes the discomfort felt in hearing black music become the default choice for high end spaces and how black music is cherrypicked as being beneficial to commercial spaces.

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00:01:52 Spotify and The Ringer
00:26:26 Black music

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