Legendo Music: Human Playlisting With Potential?

August 31, 2020 — We guarantee the following Spotify playlists have been independently created without using algorithms, machine learning, or AI-powered Internet-robots.

The Human Touch

An official Spotify playlist selection can quite literally change an artist’s career overnight and reel in significant revenue. But how do independent and unique artists who believe there’s more to this world than “lyrics of love and relationships” and “bling and glitz and urban attitude” get onto these much-coveted playlists?

Spotify playlisting is a system of mysterious interconnectivity. It’s like a giant pretzel, intertwined in different ways. Songs by independent artists officially playlisted by Spotify can go up, down, or sideways, although more commonly, they disappear and fizzle out after some time.

In other words, many independently-minded artists go absolutely NOWHERE on Spotify and that is regardless of music quality or vocal performance — but perhaps not regardless of genre?

Independent artists are asked to use the Spotify playlist submission tool which is not a bad solution by any means. It’s just that an artist making a submission is still one in a million — at best — and they’re not likely to get playlisted unless their music falls within the perimeter of Spotify’s in-house curators who can be described as self-proclaimed tastemakers using machine-learning and AI to aid their decisions.

Legendo Music figured it was about time we took matters into our own hands. If you are interested in humanly created playlists for video game music, Nordic folk, ancient throat-singing, metal, or cinematic scores — welcome to the best music most people have never heard!

 

Björn Larsson
Artisan executive, game developer, music supervisor, and independent historian. I lead Legendo's game-planning efforts, supervise artwork and branding, and manage Legendo Music. I also find it impossible to not co-author story arcs for our animation, games, and comic book projects. You can find me on Twitter.





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