6 Awesome Tools for Smart Spotify Playlists

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If you want to build killer Spotify playlists, but don't want to sacrifice hours of your time and energy, consider checking out some of the following tools and resources—some of which are offered by Spotify itself and others that come from third-party developers.

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Playlists Based on Mood: The Playlist Miner

A screenshot of The Playlist Miner tool on PlaylistMachinery.com.

Let's say you're in a certain mood, or you're doing a certain activity or you want to listen to a specific music genre. The Playlist Miner can take search terms like "mellow," "workout," or "country," and identify the top tracks from the most popular public Spotify playlists.

The tool works by connecting to your Spotify account and then showing you a list of playlists based on your search criteria. From there, click Find Top Tracks to see a list of individual track suggestions and their scores.

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Automatically Generate Playlists: Spotibot

A screenshot of Spotibot.com.

To automatically generate playlists in Spotibot, enter an artist's name or link Spotibot to your Last.fm profile. If you want the most popular tracks in your playlist, select Favour more popular songs before creating.

You can also play around with better links that Spotibot has to offer, which just involves replacing open.spotify.com in any Spotify URL with spotibot.com. You'll see more informative details such as track lists, biographies, and cover art.

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Playlists Based on a Song: Magic Playlist

A screenshot of MagicPlaylist.co.

Need a playlist created for you in seconds? With Magic Playlist, all you need to do is type the name of a single song into the field that represents the genre or overall feeling of the playlist you want, and voila—a playlist of 29 songs (for a total of 30) will be suggested based on the original song.

You can sign in to Spotify with Magic Playlist, and then seamlessly save any playlists you create to your Spotify account. Magic Playlist also lets you title the playlists and set them as public or private.

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Public Playlists: Playlists.net

A screenshot of Playlists.net.

Spotify has a lot of users creating thousands of new public playlists all the time, and Playlists.net is sort of like a third-party search engine for those playlists. You can search for playlists, submit your own playlists for others to discover, check out the charts for popular playlists, or use the playlist generator.

Don't forget to browse the genres and moods on the front page. Use the filter option to select genres/moods and to sort songs by featured, most played, or the latest

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New Weekly Playlist: Discover Weekly

A screenshot of the Discover Weekly playlist on the Spotify desktop application.

Discover Weekly is actually a Spotify playlist that's accessible to every premium Spotify user. Every Monday, Spotify updates this playlist with 30 new tracks based on what you've been listening to.

It's a great way to get a brand new playlist automatically tailored to your music tastes while discovering new music you may want to add to other existing playlists. The more songs you listen to on Spotify, the better your Discover Weekly playlists will get!

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Your Favorite Artists' New Releases Playlist: Release Radar

A screenshot of the Release Radar playlist on the Spotify desktop application.

Like Discover Weekly, Release Radar is another Spotify playlist that features personalized new releases from your favorite artists. This way, you'll never miss out on new singles or albums.

While Discover Weekly is updated every Monday, Release Radar updates every Friday, so every Friday you'll get up to two hours of music from artists who you follow and listen to the most.

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