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

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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.

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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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Love Apple Music but I still go back to Spotify for finding new music.
I'm always seeing very positive opinions about Spotify so I'm finally giving it a try since I can test it out for three months. Both services seem very similar so far. I can't say I enjoy Spotify's UI but that's probably because I'm so used to Apple Music at this point and not because there's anything wrong with the UI. 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.
 
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"new music you simply can't miss” ... next to an image of Taylor Swift.

Ironic.

Totally. I feel that all this recommended stuff is “All the music you want to hear, as long as it’s nothing but hip-hop and Taylor Swift”
 
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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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I'm always seeing very positive opinions about Spotify so I'm finally giving it a try since I can test it out for three months. Both services seem very similar so far. I can't say I enjoy Spotify's UI but that's probably because I'm so used to Apple Music at this point and not because there's anything wrong with the UI. 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.
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.
 

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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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I don't know what's more alarming... the fact that there are so many explicit tracks on the list or the fact that people enjoy listening to them. Geez what has happened to music?
 
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I don't know what's more alarming... the fact that there are so many explicit tracks on the list or the fact that people enjoy listening to them. Geez what has happened to music?
I believe the logic behind the rise in explicit music has something to do with freedom of self expression and art. Sadly, those of us who enjoy listening to clean versions of music are in the minority.
 
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I'm always seeing very positive opinions about Spotify so I'm finally giving it a try since I can test it out for three months. Both services seem very similar so far. I can't say I enjoy Spotify's UI but that's probably because I'm so used to Apple Music at this point and not because there's anything wrong with the UI. 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.
To clarify - I pay for Apple Music because I have invested 10 years in iTunes and they let me use all my playlists. I use the ad based spotify to find new music.

I listened to the new list (Friday is my day at work for normally listening to the Apple New Music List - a habit from Spotify) and it is far too mainstream. It has 4 songs by one artist (Taylor Swift who I don't mind) which is way too many and means they are excluding new interesting indie music I might want to hear. So my vote so far is this list sucks and is no longer aimed at me.
 

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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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To clarify - I pay for Apple Music because I have invested 10 years in iTunes and they let me use all my playlists. I use the ad based spotify to find new music.

I listened to the new list (Friday is my day at work for normally listening to the Apple New Music List - a habit from Spotify) and it is far too mainstream. It has 4 songs by one artist (Taylor Swift who I don't mind) which is way too many and means they are excluding new interesting indie music I might want to hear. So my vote so far is this list sucks and is no longer aimed at me.
It's not always like that. Usually highly anticipated album releases have more than one track that make this list. For the most part I think it's usually just one new track from an artist. I find that I'm listening to music and artists I've never heard of most of the time.
 

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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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"new music you simply can't miss” ... next to an image of Taylor Swift.

Ironic.
Totally. I feel that all this recommended stuff is “All the music you want to hear, as long as it’s nothing but hip-hop and Taylor Swift”
You both know there are Apple playlist for other genres, moods etc right? And ya top 40 current music is probably going to get top billing for advertising playlists. Am I taking crazy pills or wouldn't that just be common sense? Don't other streaming services act similarly in promoting playlists?