Spotify has launched a blog to parse the mountains of music data it and its Echo Nest subsidiary collect, and hired veteran tech and music journalist Eliot Van Buskirk as "in-house Data Storyteller". Van Buskirk is a former CNet and Wire writer, who Hypebot readers know from the many insightful pieces we re-published from his Echo Nest sponsored Evolver.fm blog. In his new role, Van Buskirk will be writing data-driven stories about music, musicians, and music fans. "Every post you read on Insights will be based, foundationally, on millions or even billions of real-time data points. Algorithms will be involved,"...

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