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Trent Reznor Working with Dr.Dre on New Music Streaming Service

Trent Reznor Working with Dr.Dre on New Music Streaming Service -

Nine Inch Nails kingpin Trent Reznor and hip hop colossus Dr.Dre have announced they are to partner up in order to create a new music streaming service called Daisy.

Reznor alluded to the partnership earlier this year (17th Oct) after posting on his Facebook fanpage that he would be collaborating with Dre's the headphones company on a range of "interesting projects."

However Reznor has now revealed in an interview with The New Yorker (via PitchFork) that he's is helping to design a brand new music-streaming service, which is set to launch next year.

The service "uses mathematics to offer suggestions to the listener... [but also] would present choices based partly on suggestions made by connoisseurs, making it a platform in which the machine and the human would collide more intimately."

Comparing Daisy to Spotify, he told The New Yorker,

"Here's sixteen million licensed pieces of music,' they've said, but you're not stumbling into anything. What's missing is a service that adds a layer of intelligent curation."

"That first wave of music presentation which felt magical, the one where the songs are chosen by algorithms that know who you listened to... has begun to feel synthetic."

He described Daisy as being,

 "like having your own guy when you go into the record store, who knows what you like but can also point you down some paths you wouldn't necessarily have encountered."

In the interview Reznor also stated that a Nine Inch Nails greatest hits compilation is also in the way and will include two new songs. 


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