Spotify Will Make You a New Playlist of Deep Cuts Every Monday

When it comes to differentiating itself for the pack, there’s only so much a streaming music service can do in terms of content acquisition – they either have a song, or they don’t. Exclusives and better licensing deals can make…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…