The Secret Lives of Playlists
For all of its talk about prioritizing “discovery” and “knowing your tastes” […], what Spotify feeds to Browse and pushes to Discover is influenced largely by whether an artist already has a massive marketing campaign and corporate push behind them.
I’ve been using Google Play Music — instead of Spotify — for the last few weeks1, and I’m amazed with how much I enjoy the playlists.
Initially I thought it was a bit of placebo effect, but I’m now sure there’s some magic — or less influential marketing campaign — workings with Google Music Play’s playlists.
Seriously considering switching over from Spotify. Plus, the YouTube Red value of not showing commercials is great.
Taking advantage if the YouTube Red trial.↩︎