November 27, 2022

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Spotify’s novel generative playlist will be your new daily obsession

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As of 2022, Spotify offers around 82 million songs from over 11 million artists and creators. For roughly 433 million monthly active listeners, that’s a lot of music to sift through to find something you’re not listening to. There are many Spotify playlists that help users find more music as they can be broken down by genre or activity. Then there’s Discover Weekly, New Music Friday, etc., which promote new music on a more consistent basis.

A friend, @christyhayekart, recently drew my attention to a new playlist that has revolutionized how I interact with the streaming platform. The playlist doesn’t have a name, at least not a consistent one, so you can’t really search for it. So it’s difficult for even Google to confirm that this is a new discovery. Searching for “Spotify Generative Playlist” doesn’t bring up anything super concrete.

This playlist looks through your listening history by time of day and day of week and generates a brand new playlist for morning, afternoon, evening and night four times a day based on what you typically listen to at those times on those days.

It’s not always perfect… and it’s not always friendly… but more often than not you’ll find a new Spotify-specific genre obsessively that you really identify with.

Check your own playlist here!

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