Quick Hits: Improving Spotify’s algorithms; a cheat sheet for royalties; a radio software acquisition

Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:

Behind Spotify’s algorithms: A intern at the streaming service wrote a blog post detailing the process of building better recommendation and discovery engines to bring listeners new music. [GigaOm]

Music royalties cheat sheet: The Music Business Association released an infographic to serve as a guide to navigating the lingo, services, and organizations involved in music royalties. [Billboard]

Internet radio company Reciva snapped up: UK tech firm CSR bought Reciva, a streaming radio company that has partnered with SiriusXM and Pandora, for $4.5 million. Reciva initially spun off from Nexus Electonics in 2002, and since then has shifted from building standalone Internet radio devices to creating software for streaming on a range of devices. [Cabume]

Anna Washenko