Tic Tac and Spotify team up for minty-fresh concerts series
We have several favourite sentences from the announcement of Spotify’s latest brand partnership, with Tic Tac. “The unique event series employs Spotify's streaming intelligence to target consumers who exemplify the...
November 22, 2019
Mariah Carey launches enhanced Christmas album with Spotify
At the time of writing, Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ is the 41st most-streamed Spotify track in the UK, which tells you something about we Brits' eagerness to embrace Christmas rather than think...
November 22, 2019
Spotify launches ‘Your Daily Podcasts’ personalised playlist
Spotify’s latest feature for podcast listeners takes a leaf out of Discover Weekly and Release Radar’s books: a personalised playlist not of songs, but of podcast episodes. It has launched in the US, UK, Germany, Sweden,...
November 20, 2019
Spotify and Netflix team up for Christmas-music playlists
The notion of ‘exclusive Christmas playlists’ may seem a bit strange: with a relatively-small pool of tracks to choose from in the grand scheme of things, unless you’re commissioning original tracks Amazon-style, differentiation...
November 19, 2019
Spotify will now create personalised road-trip playlists
Spotify’s latest playlist-personalisation feature is called Soundtrack Your Ride, and it lives on a website rather than within the company’s app. Launched for American users (or at least, any Spotify user planning to...
November 18, 2019
Apple Music ‘Replay’ playlists collect listeners’ fave tracks
On the surface, news that Apple Music has launched a feature called ‘Replay’ gathering people’s favourite tracks of the year might be seen as a copycat of Spotify. The latter’s annual ‘Wrapped’ promotion included...
November 14, 2019
Spotify’s new algo-personalised playlist has a brand attached
Spotify's family of algo-personalised playlists has a new member, joining the likes of Discover Weekly, Release Radar and Daily Drive. The new playlist is called 'Off The Wall Wednesday', and we'll let you guess which...
November 7, 2019
Localify aims to put more local music in Spotify users’ playlists
Teams of researchers and students at Ithaca College and Cornell University have been working on a tool to inject more local music into people’s Spotify playlists. It’s called Localify, and works by getting people...
November 6, 2019
Next app creates Apple Music playlists using a ‘Magic DJ’
A new third-party iPhone app is aiming to help Apple Music subscribers “rediscover your own music library”. It’s called Next: Music App, and is the work of a developer called Sorcererhat. There’s sorcery built in...
November 1, 2019
Apple Music’s ‘Rap Life’ playlist spawns a Beats 1 radio show
Earlier this month, we reported on suggestions from Apple that there will be more Beats 1 radio shows based on Apple Music’s flagship playlists. Lo and behold, one launched on Friday. ‘Rap Life With Ebro Darden’ is...
October 21, 2019
Spotify launches its ‘Daily Drive’ playlist in Germany
Spotify launched its ‘Daily Drive’ playlist in the US in June. Aimed at commuters, it was the company’s first algo-personalised playlist to combine music and ‘short-form podcast news updates’, with the aim of offering...
October 9, 2019
Cardioid app offers context for Spotify’s algo-personalised playlists
In March this year, Music Ally wrote about a new music app called Crush, which aimed to bring together Spotify with artists’ own social-media feeds, to help listeners find out more about the musicians they were listening...
October 7, 2019