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Spotify launches In Residence radio-style playlists

By | Published on Tuesday 27 October 2015


Spotify seems to have quietly launched a sort-of response to Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio station, with a new profile called Spotify In Residence. The profile will seemingly feature radio show/playlist hybrids fronted by a variety of artists.

As noted by Music Ally, the profile currently features four playlists curated by Jungle, Mike Skinner’s Tonga project, Big Narstie and The Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones. Each features a mix of tracks from the Spotify catalogue and pre-recorded spoken sections by the curators.

This makes it similar to Kudos’s Playdio service, which launched in 2010, and Spotify’s own Billy Bragg radio show, which has been running since last year, with an on-demand format rather than the live-to-air Beats 1 approach.

The playlist descriptions suggest that they will be updated monthly. Spotify declined to provide further information.