Spotify taps users to add music metadata with new feature

Spotify taps users to add music metadata with new feature

Any Spotify users itching to add their two cents have to go through a bevy of surveys testing their music knowledge and describing the music they like.

Spotify boasts over 159 million listeners worldwide.

The Swedish-based service gives users access to millions of songs from all major record labels, including a large selection of South African artists, they can choose to stream the music or download it for later listening if they upgrade their account.

"We're incredibly excited to launch Spotify in Israel with a revolutionary new music experience", said Veronica Diquattro, Spotify's managing director in southern and eastern Europe.

Spotify taps users to add music metadata with new feature

The company said this is its first venture in Africa. "Thanks to our huge music catalog of over 35 million songs, truly personalized recommendations and the best playlists curated by music experts and fans, Spotify makes discovering the music you love easier than ever".

The company not only checks whether your submissions match what other users are saying, but also keeps track of your past performance.

"We've also seen that listeners are eager to describe the music they're passionate about in ways beyond traditional concepts like genre and mood". The company explained, "Spotify considers the source, and thoroughly reviews and checks the accuracy of this information, before the suggestions are folded into the data that powers our services".

Music streaming company Spotify Technology S.A. has launched its service in Israel on Monday at a press conference in Tel Aviv. In the process of recommending, selecting and playing music, it accesses 5 petabytes of this data every single day.

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