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- Posted on Dec 11th 2012 3:00PM by Jason MacNeil
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The Guardian reports the service will launch in the middle of next year and is being developed by the hip-hop artist's popular headphones company Beats by Dre. Reznor -- who according to Billboard has been named "Chief Creative Officer" for Beats, Inc. -- says Daisy will separate itself from Spotify by relying more on the human experience of listening to music, not relying on computerized generated lists recommending other artists.
"There's a real value in trusted filters," Reznor told the New Yorker. "It's like having your own guy when you go into the record store, who knows what you like but can also point you down some paths you wouldn't necessarily have encountered."
Reznor hopes the difference will result in people "stumbling" into music they never heard.
"What's missing is a service that adds a layer of intelligent curation," Reznor said of Daisy, "which will combine computerized tips with taste-makers or "connoisseurs" to "make it a platform in which the machine and the human would collide more intimately." The service is expected to have deals with various record labels signed around March 2013 before it launches a few months later.
The recommendations aspect of Daisy comes after Spotify revealed information on various musicians, celebrities and others supplying recommendations lists to their own service based on the listener's habits and playlists.
Nine Inch Nails is reportedly set to begin recording new material but Reznor hasn't revealed a timeline as far as possible release. Reznor's side project How to Destroy Angels released a new EP last month.
In addition to discussing Daisy, Reznor confirmed that he is planning to record new music as Nine Inch Nails for a best of compilation in 2014 with a new studio album to follow. The singer also gave kudos to Canadian EDM artist Deadmau5 recently via Twitter for his remix of a How to Destroy Angels song.
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