We’ve heard about Spotify’s internal Truffle Pig tool for creating playlists in the past, but what about external people wanting easier ways to create playlists for streaming services? Gracenote is hoping to win over some of them with a new tool called Rhythm Curation.

It’s being pitched as a way to help people navigate through the massive streaming catalogue when creating themed stations of playlists. “Today, music editors don’t have tools to help them build eclectic playlists – many simply rely on the search bar,” noted Gracenote’s Ty Roberts in a statement.

Due to launch in December, the tool will enable people to filter the overall catalogue using metadata including artist type, song genre, region most associated with that artist and its era – as well as musical attributes such as mood and tempo. Roberts said it “essentially adds a user interface that gives non-technical musicologists the unprecedented ability to filter the world’s music catalogue”.

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