The Music Business Is Starting To Think The Next Big Thing Is Just A Computer Algorithm Away

The music business is starting to think the next big thing is just a computer algorithm away

Discovering new music talent like James Bay, this year’s tipped breakthrough act whose debut album duly topped the charts, is an expensive business for record companies. Yet investment in A&R (artists and repertoire), the talent-spotting department that is the lifeblood of any music company, has been reined in as a result of the calamitous decline in…