Spotify vs. Bandcamp. Die Plattformisierung von Musikkulturen.
Schlagworte:Spotify, Bandcamp, Plattformen, Streamingdienste, Musikstreaming
This paper examines the dynamics of »platformization« in the realm of online music distribution at the intersection of sound and technology culture through the examples of Spotify and Bandcamp. From an interdisciplinary perspective, various mechanisms and actors involved in the specific platform networks are described, put in relation to each other and compared. Furthermore, reference is made to theoretical discussions outside the field of music culture and the current development of this field is highlighted as a paradigmatic example of tendencies in digital cultures in general.