Tristan Jehan

Personalisation in music streaming


“It’s all about the contextual understanding of the listener.”

Principal scientist at Spotify and co-founder of The Echo Nest, Tristan Jehan joined the AKQA team in Berlin to discuss the role of data and software in music streaming.

As an expert in machine listening and audio analysis, Tristan shared the science behind much-loved Spotify algorithms – including the personalised Discover Weekly playlists –originally developed by his team at The Echo Nest. Tristan also shared some of their discoveries in music intelligence: from identification to recommendation, and platform-enhancing audio fingerprinting.