Apple Music Scraps Personalized Artwork for Personal Radio Stations

Apple Music appears to have removed the personalized artwork for ‌Apple Music‌'s personal radio stations feature, replacing users' artwork with a uniform graphic.

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Personalized algorithmic radio stations is a popular ‌Apple Music‌ feature that auto-generates a custom radio station for a user based on their listening habits and preferences.

‌Apple Music‌ previously generated a custom personal radio station graphic based on a user's ‌Apple Music‌ profile picture, but Apple now appears to have removed this feature, replacing all personal radio station artwork with an identical red graphic. The change may be in line with a number of amendments to ‌Apple Music‌'s artwork that have taken place over the last year, such as animated album covers.

The change, first spotted by users on Reddit, appears to have taken place very recently. Some users seem to be unhappy about the change, commenting that the "profile picture variant made it feel more personal than this." Another downside seems to be that when listening to another user's personal radio station now, the only way to tell who the station is from is by a small profile picture in the bottom right-hand corner, rather than from the artwork itself.

Top Rated Comments

NMBob Avatar
16 months ago
Not to be judgmental, instead of curious, but that sounds stupid. I don't use any of this stuff, but I know I find most of the music in my library in iTunes just by recognizing the album cover. Never can remember names of things. You would think the former king of interfaces, and current king of indecipherable icons would understand that.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
singularity0993 Avatar
16 months ago
I don’t know why but personal radio keeps suggesting music I don’t like... even though I’ve given sufficient information to Apple about my preferences (through “love” button I think)
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mcfrazieriv Avatar
16 months ago
Apple Music is awful. Worst algorithm for music discovery out of all of the leaders.

*Plays a remixed version of a country song on a progressive house playlist*
Apple Music: Back to back suggestions of country music.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nt5672 Avatar
16 months ago
Apple used to make apps for people, now the apps are for Apple. Reduced choices, extreme views, nannyish at the extreme. Why? Because they can and people don't complain. So media don't complain (or maybe they are just paid off.)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
thisisnotmyname Avatar
16 months ago
likely reducing liability for license violations and for people using images that are controversial. In other words, this is why we can't have nice things.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
verniesgarden Avatar
16 months ago

I don’t know why but personal radio keeps suggesting music I don’t like... even though I’ve given sufficient information to Apple about my preferences (through “love” button I think)
something that irks me about Apple Music, supposedly it's not just about what you "like" but what you have in your library (and what's in your library out ranks your likes). So if you are one that likes complete albums even though you only like a few a songs off those albums you're not gonna get new stuff you enjoy.

I wish they'd give an option to just suggest new music off of what is "liked"
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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