Radboud Sounds - Niels Niessen
Radboud Sounds - Niels Niessen

Sounds Like Billie Eilish. The Sound of Spotify

How does Spotify associate one track with another? How is this streaming platform changing our taste in music? And how is streaming music different from listening to the radio? Based on the blurry and crystal sound of Billie Eilish, scholar of cultural studies Niels Niessen adds a critical note to Spotify.

22.50 – 23.05 uur | Paarse Zaal


Come and listen together and discover what Spotify does to music.

This Soundbite is in Dutch.

About the speaker

Niels Niessen is a researcher at the Department of Cultural Studies at Tilburg University. His research takes place at the intersection of Cultural Studies and Film and Media Studies, with a focus on ideology critique and the study of everyday life in this digitizing age.

Radboud Sounds

This program is part of Radboud Sounds. The festival where science meets music with lectures, dance, live music and more on Friday 12 May 2023 in Doornroosje, Nijmegen. Come and celebrate Radboud University’s 100th anniversary. Radboud University scientists from various disciplines shed their light on music and science. Come and listen, dance, enjoy and sharpen your mind on the effect of music. Compose your own program and see the world of music from a different viewpoint.

Contact information

Would you like to know more about the Radboud Sounds programme, or do you have other questions or comments? Please contact info [at] reflects.ru.nl

Organizational unit
Radboud Reflects