Archipelago Hotels’ Chris Legaspi on Spotify Launching Music Videos, Indonesia’s Tightening Oversight of Online Travel Agents, and the World’s First Comprehensive AI Law 

In this episode of the MadTech podcast, Mat Broughton is joined by Rachel Smith and Chris Legaspi, VP commercial of Archipelago Hotels to discuss the latest news in the world of media, marketing, and ecommerce. 

They delve into Spotify’s launch of music videos, Indonesia’s tightening oversight of foreign online travel agents operating in the region, and the world’s first comprehensive AI law being introduced by the EU. 

Music Videos Rolling Out in Beta to Premium Spotify Users Across Select Markets (Spotify)

Spotify has announced it will be launching music videos for Premium users across eleven markets. The beta version began rolling out on Wednesday with a limited catalogue of videos from a range of artists. 

Indonesia may block several foreign-owned OTAs this week (Tech In Asia

The Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information gave warnings on March 5 to six foreign-owned online travel agents that are not yet registered as private electronic system providers. They were given five working days to register – otherwise, they could face punitive measures including a block.

MEPs approve world's first comprehensive AI law (BBC)

The European parliament has approved the world’s first comprehensive law regarding AI. The AI act classifies products according to risk, and adjusts scrutiny correspondingly – AI models will be regulated based on their capacity to harm society.