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Most of the music creators often know the importance of adding music to playlist which is the main key to access maximum listeners and streams on Spotify. However, by understanding the types of music playlists on Spotify will help in growing your listening community and potential audience in much better way. 

At the moment, there are three types of music playlists available on Spotify namely;

  • Spotify Editorial Playlists.
  • Spotify Algorithmic Playlists.
  • Listener Playlists.

Now let’s understand the difference further one by one. 

  • Spotify Editorial Playlists: It consists of playlists having Spotify’s shows and Editorial team. This is a team comprising of experts and genre specialists around the world that are hired for giving services to manage Spotify’s own playlists. These playlists are genre –specific and many are context driven. Spotify editor’s main job is to test the tracks on feeder level and then shifting it into popular categories as per the fan following categories like New Noise, Rock this or more necessary.     
  • Spotify Algorithmic Playlists: These playlists are managed automatically for each Spotify user by Spotify own software algorithms. Spotify itself is monitoring the user’s music listening habits which is then converted into high level personalized playlists. One of them is discover weekly and the other one is release radar. 
  • Listener Playlists: Spotify users are creating this playlist themselves secretly or hidden and sometimes publicly. They customize it according to their own choice and using it for their own branding purpose. 

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Spotify offers several types of playlists that are relevant to artists. These playlists can help artists promote their music and reach a wider audience. Here are some of the key types of Spotify playlists for artists:

1. Editorial Playlists: These playlists are curated by Spotify's in-house editorial team. They feature a wide range of music from various genres. Artists cannot directly submit their music for editorial playlists; instead, Spotify's editorial team selects tracks based on their quality and potential.

2. Personalized Playlists: These are generated for individual Spotify users based on their listening history and preferences. Artists can have their songs featured on personalized playlists like "Discover Weekly" and "Release Radar" if their music aligns with a user's taste.

3. Official Artist Playlists: These are playlists created and curated by artists themselves. Artists can create and maintain their own playlists to showcase their music and influences. These playlists can be promoted to fans and shared on social media.

4. Collaborative Playlists: Artists can create collaborative playlists that allow them to engage with their fans. Fans can contribute songs to these playlists, making it an interactive way to involve the community.

5. Algorithmic Playlists: Spotify uses algorithms to create playlists like "Daily Mixes" and "Your Library," which are tailored to individual users' music preferences. Getting your music on these playlists depends on user engagement and the fit of your music with the algorithm.

6. Themed Playlists: Artists can create playlists around specific themes or moods related to their music. For example, a rock band might create a playlist of their favorite classic rock songs.

7. Genre and Mood Playlists: Spotify offers a wide range of genre and mood playlists, such as "RapCaviar" or "Chill Vibes." Artists whose music fits a particular genre or mood can try to get featured on these playlists.

8. Spotify for Artists Playlists: Spotify provides artists with tools to create and customize their own playlists for promotion. These playlists can be used to showcase your music, influences, and collaborations.

9. Spotify Canvas Playlists: Artists can use Spotify Canvas, short looping videos, to enhance their songs on playlists. This can make your music more visually engaging.

10. Spotify Codes Playlists: Spotify Codes are scannable codes that link to a specific playlist or song. Artists can use these to share their playlists easily.

11. Brand and Partner Playlists: Some brands or partners create playlists related to their products or events. Artists may have opportunities to be featured on these playlists through partnerships.

12. Holiday and Event Playlists: Spotify creates playlists for holidays and special events, such as Christmas playlists or playlists for major music festivals. Artists with relevant music can try to get their songs included.

Now Spotify adds a new feature of blending playlist, and you can check this post for more information.
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