All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘playlists’

Spotify Lets Brands Tailor Ads Based on Your Mood with New Playlist Targeting

Spotify’s ad offerings for brands have included audience targeting for some time – based on age, gender, location, platform, and genre preferences. Now, Spotify’s turning to playlists to unlock users’ current moods, so advertisers can know if users are in chill mode or turn-up mode. The company has just announced playlist targeting for brands, set to kick off May 1. …

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Here’s the Most Popular Sex Song, According to Spotify

What’s the best song on Spotify for getting down to business? According to the streaming company, it’s Intro by The XX: Damn, that is a great song. How does Spotify know this? Apparently, the company combed through 2.5 million user-curated playlists made for “sex”. The Guardian has the gender breakdown on those sex playlists – and if you guessed that …

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YouTube Launches Design Tweaks, Emphasizes Playlists

YouTube announced a few design tweaks, which it says are designed to make it easer to find what you want to watch, and to collect playlists. The guide now contains all the playlists you’ve created as well as those you’ve liked from other channels. When you make a new one, there’s a new page for editing it. There’s also a …

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Here, Listen to the Bonnaroo 2014 Spotify Playlist

If you’ve been a fixture on the Bonnaroo forums and reddit threads as of late, yesterday’s big lineup announcement (stylized as #BLAM) didn’t produce too many shockers–at least not in the upper echelon of acts. This year’s headliners include Elton John, Kanye West (2008’s pariah), Jack White, Lionel Ritchie (Hello?), and Vampire Weekend. Bonnaroo announced 100+ acts yesterday, and there …

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Some Guy Has More Than 90,000 Spotify Playlists

The best part about music streaming service Spotify releasing a bunch of stats is picking through to find the most interesting one. Back in October, on their 5th birthday, Spotify casually noted that 20% of the songs in their library have never been streamed. Ever. Sad, right? As 2013 comes to a close, Spotify has just released a year-in-review and …

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Spotify Sued Over User-Curated Playlists That Mimic Compilation Albums

Does creating a playlist that mirrors an established company’s own playlists amount to infringement? Or more specifically, does allowing your users to create similar playlists and hosting them on your service make you liable? Streaming music service Spotify is being sued over a bunch of user-generated playlists. The plaintiffs, London-based EDM brand Ministry of Sound, claim that Spotify has a …

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Spotify Launches New Browse Tool for Curated Playlists

Spotify is continuing to focus heavily on music discovery with today’s rollout of a new “Browse” feature, coming inside an app update later today. Browse lets Spotify users find curated playlists based on certain categories or “moods.” Music for every moment: We’ve got just the right tunes for your morning commute, the party tonight, and the hangover tomorrow. Music for …

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YouTube Tests New Auto-Generated Playlist of 50 Related Videos

YouTube is currently testing a new feature called “YouTube Mix,” which is an auto-generated playlist of up to 50 related videos located in the right-hand suggested videos section. Once clicked, the YouTube mix continuously plays 50 videos that YouTube’s algorithms have determined you may like based on what you’re currently watching. Of course, YouTube has been suggesting related videos in …

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YouTube’s Valentine’s Day Playlists Speak to the In-Love, Broken-Hearted, and Misanthropic

Working on the theory that you either really hate Valentine’s Day or you really love Valentine’s Day (there is no middle here), YouTube has put together a bunch of Valentine’s Day playlists featuring videos that will make you feel gushy and romantic or will help you wallow in misery – whichever is your thing this year. According to YouTube, the …

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The New YouTube App Is Actually Pretty Awesome

Google announced some big improvements to the YouTube API during I/O that will help Android devices get the most out of the service with smooth, high-quality playback. Those kind of improvements usually result in a new app being released sooner or later. It’s more sooner than later with Google releasing a new YouTube app today. The new YouTube app for …

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YouTube API Gets Better Playlist Support

Back in March, YouTube launched a new feature for the YouTube API that would allow people to include lists of videos in the player. It was great since it let users watch a continuous stream of content without ever leaving the embedded video player. The only problem is that the playlist wasn’t readily available to the user at all times. …

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Rock N’ Roll Really Does Heal Your Soul!!

When I was younger I was obsessed with music and the people who created and performed it. I would read interviews from anybody who wanted to comment on how to perform and compose. I was fascinated by where the energy and inspiration came from. One particular interview I remember reading was with now former Van Halen singer, Sammy Hagar. He …

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