Spotify adds two personalized playlists, updates artist portal

Spotify made two announcements this week, one for listeners and one for artists.

The streaming service introduced two additions to its suite of personalized playlists. On Repeat is an automatically-updated collection of the tracks an individual has played most over the past 30 days. Repeat Rewind will highlight past favorites, with tracks that a listener had on heavy rotation more than a month ago. It will be updated every five days. The split in timing means that there will never be crossover on the two lists.

The back-end update is an overhaul of the Spotify for Artists hub on mobile. The app has been redesigned on both iOS and Android and is available now. The updates include a new look for the home screen to include articles and tips for how to make the most of the Spotify tools. It also adds new features including real-time listening stats for the first week of a new release, and clearer presentation of the stats from all songs and playlists.

Anna Washenko