Published on July 18th, 2017 | by Alan Cross


Spotify Would Like You to Take a Survey So It Can Tune Things Better to Your Tastes

Spotify’s data boffins are always looking for ways to improve the music selections they serve up to subscribers. Algorithms are great, but sometimes you just gotta get in there and ask real humans real questions.

A new survey is interested in a number of behaviors. How often do you skip tracks? How long do you give a song before you skip it?

The two-minute questionnaire requires that you log into your Spotify account where you “help tune Spotify to your tastes by telling us how much you like 10 songs you’ve listened to.” From there, you’re taken through the tracks (Spotify remembers everything you’ve ever listened to) where you rate the 10 songs using emojis, which range from “never,” “nope” and “meh” to “like” and “love.”

Once you’re done rating at least ten songs, you’ll get a special “You’ve Got Great Taste” playlist that’s peppered with “some tracks you’ll love.”

If you’re a subscriber, you can start by clicking here.

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2 Responses to Spotify Would Like You to Take a Survey So It Can Tune Things Better to Your Tastes

  1. Christopher Lynt says:

    I own property on Montserrat and my family rented to various artists who recorded at Air, including The Climax Blues Band in 1979…they used our balcony in their Real to Reel album on the inside cover. The volcano did not destroy Air Studios. It had shut down in 1989 due to Hurricane Hugo which devastated the island and cut off power for months. The volcanic ash falls did affect Air and all of us in that area, but Air Studios stands today. I can see it from my house about 2 miles line of sight away.

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