"It is this pervasiveness of music, both real and perceived, that underwrites the claims platforms make about music streaming’s usefulness for consumer surveillance. Likewise, it is music’s capacity to insinuate itself into every corner of people’s lives that qualifies the data and user commodities fashioned by virtue of this surveillance. At the same time as listeners are induced to use streaming music to maximize the value of the moments that fill each day—to compose, as the cliché goes, the 'soundtrack of one’s life'—advertisers and data harvesters are encouraged to treat this same sound track as a means of tracking users through sound."

~ Eric Drott (https://www.academia.edu/34693579/Music_as_a_Technology_of_Surveillance)

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