One of its most popular recommendation features, Discover Weekly, analyzes the relationships between songs that result from playlisting activity in the aggregate (a feat of “collaborative filtering”), and creates a custom playlist for each user that refreshes every Monday morning. Since its launch last year, these automated playlists alone not only have accounted for five billion streams, but also have become an important force in some emerging artists’ streaming stats, with at least 8,000 artists receiving over half of their Spotify streams from Discover Weekly.
Why not trust big data to make playlists?
Source: Are Algorithms Endangering Our Ability To Fight For The Music We Love? – Forbes