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Spotify artists get notifications when you add them to your ‘questionable’ playlists

December 01st, 2018

First, there’s this live chat service that lets every online customer service representative see what you’re typing in real-time. Now, Spotify artists get notifications when you add them to your playlists.

With these new developments in technology, we can’t help but ask ourselves: Is this a new “Black Mirror” episode?

In a Twitter post, user @geezmarty shares what he has learned about Spotify’s “new” feature.

a few days ago I learned that whenever you add a song to a playlist in spot of fy the artist gets a notification telling them about it, including the name of the playlist, yeah I felt the same unadulterated terror you're feeling right now

— MARTY⚡️G (@geezmarty) November 25, 2018

Where you at #NotificationSquad??

Apparently, if you add a song to a playlist called, “Taylor Swift’s Long List of Ex-Lovers” then TayTay will find out. 

adding to this:
1) I found out about it by looking up an artist's twitter, they were having a chuckle about their song being added to a playlist called 'sad and horny'
2) I'm not sure if this is true for private playlists
3) I doubt famous artists actually check on this tbh dw

— MARTY⚡️G (@geezmarty) November 26, 2018

Okay, famous artists like Taylor Swift or Nicki Minaj who probably gets thousands of notifications every minute of the day won’t even notice this.

But artists with less than 1000 streams will surely see the notifications.

Am a Spotify artist and can confirm. I’m particularly proud of being on a playlist mystically named, in all caps, ELVEN DREAMS

— Ginny Di • Ladybug 🐞 (@itsginnydi) November 26, 2018

It’s confirmed.

People who replied to the tweet, shared the playlist they have created for their favorite artists and it’s hilarious. 

no regrets pic.twitter.com/ZuOpRXVaOx

— moon queen (@willkirkby) November 26, 2018

Like these playlists dedicated to “white people” and singers who “sound like that girl from asteroids.”

Welp pic.twitter.com/noeZfzpAKw

— Ada Powers (@mspowahs) November 26, 2018

For men who want to be objects.

I hope the artists on my “Songs about men who want to be objects: its a very specific fetish” playlist have learned their lesson about being that degree of horny on main. pic.twitter.com/7Q6DJBjy8Z

— hareofhrair (@hareofhrair) November 26, 2018

And for the opportunity to express your nationalism.

I hope they appreciate pic.twitter.com/tFb09R8JSN

— One for All (@QMiko93) November 26, 2018

Someone also made a playlist to listen to at 3AM. 

I mean, no regrets really pic.twitter.com/OMSq1IxWS0

— Percy Lucian (@i_am_lucian) November 26, 2018

Thank you, beautiful soul.

A list of songs that “try to pass off la la’s, na na’s, and doot do’s as legit lyrics.”

oh no pic.twitter.com/NoKCDI9HPe

— hoobastan (@aoyakawa) November 27, 2018

Lastly, a shower playlist because that’s the only time we can sing our hearts out!

Oh dear pic.twitter.com/o3WCoKtQ9M

— Simon Pré (@Pixelpoutine) November 26, 2018

In the end, it turns out this feature doesn’t even bother Spotify users. Oh well, it just means there are more opportunities to unleash your creativity!



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