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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...