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Daily mixes generate multiple daily fixes

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Mixing up your music queue can be a daunting task, but Spotify’s new Daily Mix feature alleviates the stress of the search for students.

Spotify introduced the feature to its Premium users this past September. It is currently available exclusively on the mobile version, but a desktop feature is coming soon.

Daily Mix gives the user anywhere from one to six playlists to choose from. They are organized by genre based on music that the user often listens to, and the tracks are refreshed each day. On average, the playlists consist of about 15 songs.

The user also has the option of scrolling down to the bottom of the playlist and loading more songs that add to the vibe of the respective queue.

Unlike the Discover Weekly playlist which consists of fresh new tracks that haven’t been played by the user yet, the Daily Mixes are filled with songs from artists that the listener plays often. A few twists and new tracks pop up, but it’s mostly music that the user regularly plays.

Sydney Warner, a sophomore in the College of Communication and self-proclaimed “Spotify fiend,” said that she loves the Daily Mix because it gives her a good variety of music to choose from.

The struggle to find a good playlist is common among students. Jake Zelinski, a sophomore in the College of Communication, said he always struggles settling on a playlist for more than ten minutes.

“I like how the Daily Mix feature gives you multiple playlists,” Zelinski said. “I have a Beyonce one … but then I also have a Simon and Garfunkel one that is a different feel. I like the separation and the options.”

Sometimes Spotify adds new tracks to these playlists that aren’t always a hit.

“I think it’s a cool feature, but sometimes it plays songs that I’m not really about,” Warner said.

Spotify tries to combat this problem by giving listeners the option of liking or disliking songs on the Daily Mix playlists. By pressing the “x” in the bottom corner, the user ensures that the song is never played again.

Since Daily Mix is relatively new, not many people know about it yet. Allie Arnston, a junior in the College of Health Sciences, was unaware of the Daily Mix feature. She said she sometimes has trouble finding playlists.

“I use Spotify when I’m eating dinner or taking a shower, so it’s not that much, but the Daily Mix playlists sound interesting,” Arnston said.

A ready-made playlist of songs that the user is sure to enjoy (plus a few surprises) seems like a great option to many students.

“We constantly have Spotify on in our room, and the Daily Mix feature makes it easier to always be playing good music,” Warner said.

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  • C

    caseNov 16, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Well done Lucie! Ring out Ahoya!

  • J

    Jim SNov 15, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Great article. I will definitely check out the new “Daily Mix”.