So, in case you weren’t already aware, I live and breathe everything music. I’m always listening to it, thinking about it, or looking for different ways to find more of it.
It is an obsession I embrace with open arms.
There are a lot of different ways to listen to music. The days of LimeWire, Ares and other music downloading platforms have been replaced with a plethora of streaming services to choose from.
I’ve been using Spotify since my freshman year of college, so for a full two years now. My very first tracks looked like this:
Spotify has continued finding ways to make the music discovery process easier. Its Discover Weekly feature was step 1. Then, more recently, it came up with Release Radar: a weekly updating playlist with new music, specifically chosen just for you. And now, Daily Mixes are where it’s at.
Spotify’s Daily Mixes are completely changing the way we find and listen to music.
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s a good read on how it works.
I remember when Yahoo! Music had custom radio stations about ten years ago, and Daily Mix reminds me a lot of why I loved using that service so much. It uses a similar up-vote/down-vote system that the Yahoo! service did, except on steroids.
The amount of data used by Spotify to curate these constantly updating Daily Mixes is absolutely insane, especially if you’re like me and listen to a ridiculous amount of music.
If you’ve never used Spotify’s Daily Mix before, now would be a good time to start. You’ll never listen to music the same way again.
Here’s how my Daily Mixes look at a glance, based on my (arguably peculiar) listening habits:
How do you listen to music?