How To Make A Good Playlist
So, you want to make a good playlist for the community, good! All genres are just waiting to have playlists made for their fanbase.
Below is a guide to making a successful playlist!
So you want to get started on your playlist, first thing you’ve got to consider is; who wants to listen to this? The better suited you can tailor the music, the better! Think of a short snappy title, set a tone and make sure your songs inside stick to it!
Bad Example: rap playlist
Good Example: Rap Relaxation
Next is the actual content of your playlist, a good playlist should be 40+ songs or at least 2 hours long, there’s no maximum though! Make sure the songs in your playlist all fit the title of the playlist.
Good Example: Bad Example:
Although the order of songs doesn’t always matter, try to grab passers-by attention straight the way by making sure the first 10 songs are straight bangers, nobody will be interested in a rap playlist that starts with 10 straight songs of Jess Glynn. Also, try to make sure you don’t have duplicate songs, too many of the same album, or too many of one artist, mix it up! Everybody can do that! People look for playlists because they’re meant to be hand picked by someone for them.
Try to expand on your playlist frequently, keep it fresh, use Spotifys Recommended Songs if your stuck.
Try to avoid being biased on which songs you don’t like, for example, if you’re not a fan of Tupac but want a successful Hip Hop playlist, guess who you’re going to need a lot of…
Here’s where your design skills come into the mix, nobody ever wants a playlist with the standard first 4 album covers as the first impression, 90% of them wont even be clicked on- despite the quality of the playlist’s content.
Download Paint/Paint.net and start a new page, make the height and width both 1920 pixels to have a nice big square to work with. Keep it simple, find a clear image of someone in the playlist and add the title next to them in any font you deem fitting- its as simple as that!
Note: Spotify will only accept .jpeg as the format
Advertise your playlists on the community boards! Start a new topic, write a quick overview on why people should be listening to your playlist. You can find it here: https://community.spotify.com/t5/forums/postpage/board-id/spotifymusicdiscussion
Hope this helps! I’m happy to help with any questions below 😊