Apple Music Replaces 'Best of the Week' Playlist With 'New Music Daily'

Apple Music today launched a new curated playlist called "New Music Daily," which as the name suggests, is updated every day with fresh songs.


Made up of "new music you simply can't miss" from a broad range of genres spanning the globe, the new playlist replaces the service's long-established "Best of the Week" playlist, which was updated every Friday.

Today's U.K. mix consists of 62 songs lasting 3 hours and 38 minutes, and includes tracks from the likes of Taylor Swift, Kano, Ed Sheeran, Headie One, and Joesef. In other regions and territories, the New Music Daily playlist includes a unique selection of artists closer to home.


Just how thoroughly Apple Music's human curation team will refresh the mix of songs each day remains to be seen, but you'd think music-lovers can at least expect a regular sprinkling of new tracks among any lingering popular hits.

Spotify's Daily Mix serves up personalized playlists based on the listener's favorite songs and related music they might enjoy, but it's algorithmically generated, not human curated. The closest equivalent on the rival service is Daily Fresh Finds, which is updated by human hands with 10 new tracks every day.



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4 weeks ago
It's time for the daily "today's music confuses and angers me" thread, I see.
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4 weeks ago

So it's similar to Spotify's Daily Mixes, but probably not as good though.

No, because Apple’s is curated by humans, which means it has zero relation to your own personal tastes. It’s just an arbitrary list of songs that AM editors think are good.
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4 weeks ago
"new music you simply can't miss” ... next to an image of Taylor Swift.

Ironic.
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4 weeks ago
So according to Apple I can’t miss Taylor Swift.
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4 weeks ago

No one can point you where to experience Spotify as a better music service than Apple Music since it just isn’t the case—it’s as simple as that!
People still hanging on to Spotify don’t want the effort of rebuilding their playlists. New users of Spotify are ”convinced” by current Spotify users who speak highly of a service they want to opt out from but haven’t taken the effort of doing so—at least for iPhone users.

This is simply not true. I have used both extensively. I gave Apple Music months to learn my musical tastes, and it continually failed to offer music recommendations that I enjoyed. It’s not even close to Spotify in terms of discovery algorithms.
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4 weeks ago
well this list already started bad with having Taylor Swift on the cover.
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4 weeks ago

No one can point you where to experience Spotify as a better music service than Apple Music since it just isn’t the case—it’s as simple as that!
People still hanging on to Spotify don’t want the effort of rebuilding their playlists. New users of Spotify are ”convinced” by current Spotify users who speak highly of a service they want to opt out from but haven’t taken the effort of doing so—at least for iPhone users.

BS. Spotify is available on far more devices, has infinitely better personal recommendations and available curated playlists, and for people with game consoles, it can be streamed while you play. AM is amateur hour. Especially when you consider Apple has no web player still and they force you to use iTunes on Mac and Windows.
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4 weeks ago

It's time for the daily "today's music confuses and angers me" thread, I see.


Seriously, art is subjective, music is an art. Not everyone is going to like the same art/music. Let people like what they like. Nobody is making you listen to it.

I personally don't like Country music but I respect it as an art and respect artist that have had success and have released music that have been positive for people who enjoy that genre of music.
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4 weeks ago

I would appreciate it if someone could point to where I should be exploring Spotify so I can see why it's a better experience.


Once you’ve saved some of your favorite albums and artists, and “liked” your favorite songs, check out Release Radar and Discover Weekly. Will likely take a couple weeks for the algorithm to figure out what you like.
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4 weeks ago
Better than ‘Rappist Life’.
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