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Types of Spotify playlists

There are millions of playlists on Spotify.

They’re created by Spotify listeners around the world, our team of experts, and algorithms, and are a great way to get your music in front of millions of potential fans.

Personalized playlists

Personalized playlists are different for each listener.

They’re created by algorithms that look at lots of external and individual factors, including what the listener is listening to and when, which songs they're adding to their playlists, the listening habits of people who have similar tastes, and much more.

For some personalized playlists, our editors start the process by picking the original pool of songs for the algorithms to select from.

Learn more about how personalized editorial playlists are created

You can tell it’s a personalized playlist because of the byline Spotify logo Made for [username].

Popular personalized playlists include:

  • Discover Weekly
  • Release Radar
  • Indie Mix
  • On Repeat
  • Repeat Rewind
  • Happy Hits
  • Songs to Sing in the Shower

Editorial playlists

There are thousands of editorial playlists. We mark all our editorial playlists with just a Spotify logo in the byline.

They’re curated by our playlist editors. Our editors are genre, lifestyle, and culture specialists with diverse backgrounds. Many playlists have several editors in different locations to find music from all around the world.

You can pitch a song from an upcoming release to our playlist editors.

Learn about pitching music to playlist editors

Listener playlists

Over the years, Spotify listeners have created millions of playlists.

They’re a great way to understand your fans, get a sense of how your music resonates, and how your reach has grown.

They can influence other playlists, too. When fans save music to their playlists, it shows us what they like and what to recommend.

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