As a swing dancer, I'd really like to be able to easily sort songs by speed, or just to pick a song of an appropriate speed. Particularly when I'm in the middle of praciticing dancing with somebody, and we don't want to stop just to spend ages listening to each song in turn, and flipping through until finding a suitable one. That really breaks the flow!
Currently the best way I can do this is listen to everything, and group them into seperate playlists. But that takes forever! And it means I end up with millions of playlists.
I suggesting adding a column for BPM. This would also make DJs happy, I'm sure. Then you could sort by it, just like sorting by the other columns. It could be optionally hidden, if some people don't want to see it.
The BPM data could either come from beat-matching software server-side (I'm a computer programer; don't give me any excuses!), or you could let users enter it themselves and use the median value. Either way would work!
Edit: This idea has been reposted here.
Updated on 2019-02-15
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