Pop singer Frank Ocean has joined the new trend on Spotify with great results.  Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP Photo
Pop singer Frank Ocean has joined the new trend on Spotify with great results. Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP Photo

Creation vs curation



The changing dynamics of the music industry and the way enthusiasts consume music has resulted in a curious new trend. Musicians are focusing on curation as opposed to creation. Desperate for a closer connection, fans have looked to the power of social media to amplify the music experience.

Music streaming platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify are enabling these experiences by commissioning famous artists to curate exclusive playlists of their favourite music. Pop singer Frank Ocean is the latest musician to join this trend on Spotify with great results.

For those truly inspired by an artist’s musical creations, listening to their influences is an exciting experience. Yet some naysayers fear that as the popularity of these celebrity playlists grow, musicians will stop focusing on creating their own original content. Can there be a happy medium or do you feel that musicians should create rather than curate?

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  • The nearest international airport to the start of the Chuysky Trakt is in Novosibirsk. Emirates (www.emirates.com) offer codeshare flights with S7 Airlines (www.s7.ru) via Moscow for US$5,300 (Dh19,467) return including taxes. Cheaper flights are available on Flydubai and Air Astana or Aeroflot combination, flying via Astana in Kazakhstan or Moscow. Economy class tickets are available for US$650 (Dh2,400).
  • The Double Tree by Hilton in Novosibirsk (+7 383 2230100,) has double rooms from US$60 (Dh220). You can rent cabins at camp grounds or rooms in guesthouses in the towns for around US$25 (Dh90).
  • The transport Minibuses run along the Chuysky Trakt but if you want to stop for sightseeing, hire a taxi from Gorno-Altaisk for about US$100 (Dh360) a day. Take a Russian phrasebook or download a translation app. Tour companies such as Altair-Tour (+7 383 2125115 ) offer hiking and adventure packages.

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