Spotify Release Radar

A personalized playlist of the newest releases, every Friday

Would you recommend Spotify Release Radar to a friend?
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Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
LOVE Spotify right now. Spotify Discover Weekly has become a Monday morning ritual. Release Radar takes the same approach, curating a new playlist every Friday. So smart to build these experiences around appointments to create a weekly habit. 💕 Here's a screenshot of my Release Radar this week:
Hugo Fauquenoi@hfauq · Helping users grow @twistappteam
@rrhoover Wow that's amazing! How's it built? Based on my followings or, more like Discover Weekly, based on my history and EchoNest algorithms?
Pierrick@pierrickgt · Front-end Developer at Meilleurs Agents
@hfauq @rrhoover I don't know how it's built but I have the exact same playlist than Ryan when I click on his link. Which is pretty weird cause I think it should be a unique playlist generated by Spotify for me. Am I wrong?
Bas Grasmayer@basgras · MUSIC x TECH x FUTURE
@pierrickgt: Not the /user/ tag in the URL. You're checking his personal playlist. If you want yours: go to Browse, then you'll find the Release Radar there. Hit Follow & done! @hfauq: Seems like Discover Weekly. I have artists in my playlist that I don't follow... although I think this is more weighted towards followed artists than Discover Weekly.
Pierrick@pierrickgt · Front-end Developer at Meilleurs Agents
@basgras well to me, it looks like Spotify is the user. Since the url is /user/spotify/playlist. For example if you want to access my weekly playlist, you need to use this link: http://open.spotify.com/user/spo... So it's the encrypted part at the end that is the actual playlist.
Lyle McKeany@lylemckeany · growth marketer
@pierrickgt @hfauq @rrhoover mine looks completely different. i'm guessing it works similar to discover weekly, but combined with their artist follow functionality
Bas Grasmayer@basgras · MUSIC x TECH x FUTURE
@pierrickgt wow, I derped pretty badly.
billy smartt@bsmartt13 · unemployed for two weeks! Free man!
@rrhoover I've been finding myself moving away from DW and just browsing my new releases, to find new stuff from my favorite artists. It sounds like this is the ideal middle ground.
Andreas Mahringer@mahringer_a · Founder of Record Bird (recordbird.com)
@pierrickgt @hfauq @rrhoover you can follow someone else's release radar, your personal playlist is obviously different.
Bas Grasmayer@basgras · MUSIC x TECH x FUTURE
I made an IFTTT recipe that automatically copies your Release Radar playlists, so you don't lose them when they get overwritten: https://ifttt.com/recipes/450465...
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@basgras NICE!
Bas Grasmayer@basgras · MUSIC x TECH x FUTURE
Jean Paul Mugizi@jmugizi · Software Engineer for login.gov @18F
Bas Grasmayer@basgras · MUSIC x TECH x FUTURE
If you prefer a weekly email digest: https://ifttt.com/recipes/450518...
christopher lake@chhhris · paterfamilias
@basgras I use an IFTTT recipe to do the same for Discover Weekly, thanks for this!
billy smartt@bsmartt13 · unemployed for two weeks! Free man!
@basgras awesome. I used to save my discover weekly's, but after about 17 weeks I had to stop. There's always next week, and a shortage of music to discover is not on my list of problems anymore. Not at all criticizing and thanks for sharing.
Jim Canto@jimcanto · Freedom hunter. Citizen dev. Solopreneur
@bsmartt13 @basgras ... I've come to the realization that it's impossible to keep up with even one "genre"... never mind related vibes.
Bas Grasmayer@basgras · MUSIC x TECH x FUTURE
For all those who activated the Release Radar IFTTT, have you had it create multiple playlists in Spotify? From their announcement, I assumed Release Radar would be updated in one push, like Discover Weekly, but I’ve had single tracks added later, resulting in single track playlists. I’ve updated the recipe so it adds all tracks to a single playlist, instead of a playlist per update: https://ifttt.com/recipes/450465... You’ll need to update manually. If you’re not having issues, great! If you do run into issues, send me a tweet. Any extra data helps to figure out the best approach. Once it seems like Spotify’s updating it similarly to Discover Weekly, I’d like to roll back to the old version of the recipe. Thx.
Jack Dweck
@jackdweck · Product Manager at Unroll.Me
Release Radar is Discover Weekly for new music 🎧
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Community Lead, Product Hunt
Discover Weekly doesnt always nail it for me, but sometimes its absolute 🔥 - every week I usually get at least one gem My first Release Radar I got one gem but not keen on the rest. But as music discover is my worst skill ever, I like what Spotify does to help me out 😃
Emanuele Ricci@stermi · Android/Backend/Frontend Developer
All my favorite artists/band are 1) Dead 2) Disbanded 3) Inactive TT
Trey Titone@treytitone · Director of Product, Beachfront Media
Is it available for everyone now? I'm not seeing it.
Ernest Oppetit@ernopp · PM @ Improbable
@treytitone if you search for it - "release radar" - should appear
Trey Titone@treytitone · Director of Product, Beachfront Media
@ernopp Found it. Thanks!