Tag: playlists

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Zane Lowe: ‘There are no stories to be told on a playlist alone’

Apple Music’s Zane Lowe was one of the SXSW keynotes this week, and his speech included a reference to the ‘storytelling’ theme that’s been a feature of several recent industry conferences. “There are no stories...
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Spotify is testing adding video to its curated playlists

Spotify’s ambitions for original video content now include integrating those videos into its most popular playlists, judging by a test the streaming service is running in the US with its RapCaviar playlist. American...
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Spotify adds its Daily Mix feature to its desktop app

When Spotify launched its personalised Daily Mix playlists in September 2016, they were only available within its Android and iOS apps. Now the feature is crossing back to Spotify's desktop application. At least, it is...
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Bonobo track was cut down to boost its Spotify playlist chances

When is an exclusive not an exclusive? When it’s a special edit of a track designed to work across multiple Spotify playlists. ‘No Reason’ is the second single from Bonobo’s ‘Migration’ album,...
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Spotify’s latest partner is… a weather website?

Well, there’s no question mark needed: Spotify HAS teamed with weather website AccuWeather, the latest in a line of partnerships that includes Tinder, Uber and Headspace. The corporate messaging in this case is that...
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Apple Music follows Deezer with exclusive Bayern Munich deal

Exclusive promotional deals with football clubs appear to be the music-streaming industry’s new jam. Deezer announced partnerships with Manchester United and FC Barcelona just before Christmas, and now Apple Music is getting...
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AWAL digs into 2016 streaming data for end-of-year review

Kobalt subsidiary AWAL has published a Year in Review microsite that draws out music trends from 2016 based on data harvested from streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music. The site presents the top tracks of 2016...
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Kollekt.fm Atmosphere provides playlists for businesses

When we first encountered Dutch startup Kollekt.fm in 2015, it was one of the companies trying to help music fans connect and combine different music-streaming sources. Then, in May 2016, we spotted a new app go live from...
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Beth Appleton of WMG: ‘2016 was absolutely about playlisting’

“2016 was absolutely about playlisting. If we could pick one word that sums up the industry’s year, that’s it.” Beth Appleton, SVP of global marketing at Warner Music Group (not to mention Outstanding Achievement...
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Soundticker is blending Spotify playlists with news reports

Spotify has been getting a bit more radio-like in various ways for some time now: from its programmed playlists to the audio shows like AM/PM and Secret Genius that it launched earlier this year. Now German startup Soundticker...
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Spotify partnerships team have Starz in their eyes

From Uber and Tinder to Headspace, Spotify has been working hard to forge partnerships with other kinds of apps to keep its customer-acquisition machine purring. Its latest partner is the video-streaming app for US pay-TV...
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The Weeknd Spotify success shows growing clout of playlists

Spotify’s announcement yesterday that The Weeknd has broken its record for the most daily streams by a single artist came without the actual number of streams. However, public data available on the streaming service...