In this week’s New Yorker, Trent Reznor spoke on multiple topics, mostly concerning new side projects and work outside of Nine Inch Nails. Revealed by Reznor in the profile article was a Greatest Hits album being worked on by Interscope Records, as well as a hinted new album for Nine Inch Nails.
On a totally different note, Reznor also told the New Yorker that he is currently working on a music streaming service in partnership with Dr. Dre’s headphones business, Beats by Dre.
Trent described the program, called Daisy:
[Daisy] uses mathematics to offer suggestions to the listener… [but also] would present choices based partly on suggestions made by connoisseurs, making it a platform in which the machine and the human would collide more intimately.
He also compared Daisy to Spotify:
Here’s sixteen million licensed pieces of music,’ they’ve said, but you’re not stumbling into anything. What’s missing is a service that adds a layer of intelligent curation. That first wave of music presentation which felt magical, the one where the songs are chosen by algorithms that know who you listened to… has begun to feel synthetic.
Daisy will launch early next year.