Playlistomania? I wonder what it is on Spotify–that’s what 50 million tracks will do for you. If this replicates to “listener paralysis” (which seems plausible), it may help explain why the streaming revenue share model leads to declining royalty rates and greater concentration of wealth in a hyper efficient market share distribution. (Deezer reportedly conducted a similar study in 2018 using a casual poll with findings based more on age than choice.) Less is more, kids, less is more.
Nielsen’s new Total Audience Report found that the average TV viewer takes seven minutes just to pick what to watch….[A]mong adult subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) users, only a third of them bother to browse the menu to find content, with 21 percent saying they simply give up watching if they’re unable to make a choice when bombarded with options.