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Only two months have passed since Apple’s iTunes Radio launched in the US but already 20m people have listened to the service, which plays songs selected by a computer algorithm rather than a DJ.
Yet others say these services lack the human touch. As one radio industry veteran puts it: “A list of songs produced by a computer program is not radio. Radio is something that gives you companionship, it surprises you, it gives you news.”