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, based on their unique taste.

They’re created by algorithms that look at listener habits (what they play, save, like, share, skip, etc.) and the habits of people with similar taste.

The more followers you have, the more personalized playlists you get on.

Popular playlists include:

  • Discover Weekly
  • Release Radar
  • Daily Mix
  • On Repeat
  • Repeat Rewind

Editorial playlists

There are thousands of editorial playlists. You can tell it’s one of ours by the Spotify logo in the top-left corner.

Editorial playlists are curated by our playlist editors - genre, lifestyle, and culture specialists from around the world.

Some editorial playlists are personalized to listeners’ taste (so a playlist with sing-along hits has songs each listener knows the words to!).

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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