She dresses with an effortless cool, she knows the best hidden taco joints, and her music taste is always on point. From personalized playlists to just-for-you radio, Spotify has your back. If you like the ease of someone else choosing songs for you, you should try Spotify Radio. How to do it: Follow a playlist to save it to your radio library, and further personalize it by liking or disliking tracks. Enter a track, artist, or playlist and Spotify will create a station based on that music. Unfollowing the station will remove it. On the app, hit Radio, then New Station on the top right. Just ask around. Because of how well it pinpoints your taste in music, it feels like your Discover Weekly knows you better than your significant other.
2. Add Recommended Tracks to Playlists
In the pre-internet dark ages, finding a new band or singer to obsess over required time and effort. But as streaming and other technological gifts have disrupted everything in our culture, the way we discover new music and artists has become easier. Streaming For artists, playlists are paramount. Tei Shi recommends checking out playlists on Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal created by musicians you like, since, chances are, your tastes will align.
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The Internet has mutated the way we hear about new artists and songs. There are reviews, a plethora of apps, and algorithms upon algorithms—meaning that discovering your favorite new bop is as overwhelming as ever. So we asked the people who know best about their strategies: people who write about music for a living, music execs, and of course, high schoolers. Discovering music does not frustrate me or cause me to have takes.
These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy. Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend. In the age of streaming, people are all about discovering new music. The thing is, these algorithms are chronologically limited. No shit, she was in the band! Start with an artist you like, and find out who their influences were. Then keep working your way backward. An algorithm that only half of the time suggests music you enjoy will be considered a failure. Including, I must add, Stravinsky.