Social Networks and Music Discovery
Wired has some hurried notes from a panel at a conference called Digital Music Forum East where music experts talked about how the kids find music. Probably the most interesting (and forthcoming) panelist was Ali Partovi, CEO, of iLike. Some of his comments highlight how he sees people sharing and recommending music:
We try to balance machine-based and human-based filtering. People gravitate towards the friend thing more though — maybe it's because we have such a young demographic. Or maybe people are more social than was previously realized.