It’s always a present, the New Music Friday on Spotify. As if you open a box of chocolates and can take a bite from each chocolate and then put it back in the box if you don’t like it. However, Spotify is increasingly looking for new ways to sell music. The latest experiment? Compare your taste in music with that of your favorite artist.
Artists on Spotify
Although many artists on Spotify are active to promote and update their music or create playlists for the fans, there are also artists who use Spotify to listen to music that they like. That can be interesting for fans. After all, that music can just be inspiration for a new album or mean a complete change in sound. Plus, you can discover cool music yourself again.
You don’t even need Spotify Premium to use the new feature. Free Spotify users can also use ‘Listen Alike’. You will not find it in the app, but on this special page . You choose a celeb with whom you want to compare your music taste and Spotify does the calculations. You will eventually get a score that shows to what extent you and artist X listen to the same thing.
Share with the world
It is not available for all artists on Spotify : you can watch what HER is listening to, for example, or Conan O’Brien, John Legend, Addison Rae, Anne-Marie and many more. For example, the writer of this piece corresponds 73 percent in terms of music taste with HER, after which you can then click on what matches. You will then see the albums you both listen to. Then you get the opportunity to share that with the world as well.
What I do miss is the ability to see what else she listens to, which I don’t listen to. Apparently we have a pretty similar taste in music, so she will probably listen to more gems that I can appreciate. It’s almost strange that Spotify, which normally recommends music, omits that part. Who knows, maybe this will follow in the future, because that would make this function really interesting.