Paul Lamere – “Radio had no skip button”

Lamere Infinite Jukebox
The ‘Infinite Jukebox’–one of Lamere’s many music hacks

Paul Lamere is the Director of Developer Platforms at the Echo Nest, a division of Spotify based in Somerville, Ma. He has worked in software development for over 30 years, including at Sun Labs where he headed the Search Inside the Music Project, and holds an M.S. in computer science from Boston University. Lamere writes about music and technology at

Much like his predecessors on the radio, Lamere is in the business of programming music for a mass audience. He describes the opportunities and challenges that technology offers in the quest for the perfect playlist.

Recorded 8/12/15

Featuring music by Howard

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