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Making Playlists

One of my passions in life is making playlists. With all these new music services popping up, it’s really a great time for me to get my playlist-creating fix.

Here are some things I try to do when making a playlist:

  • Keep the songs within a theme. The playlist pictured above is called “Electro-Pop Feel Good Music“. So I chose really fun, dancy electronic songs. (**NEW** Spotify Link: “Electro-Pop Feel Good Music“.)
  • Give the playlist a good pace, making sure the endings and beginnings of each song fit well together. (Of course, if you listen to it on shuffle, none of this matters.)
  • Make sure the playlist has high and low points when it comes to tempo and mood, as if it’s a story.
  • Most of all, have fun with it.

That’s just one approach to making playlists. Sometimes it’s fun to just throw a bunch of songs in a list and see where they land. Also, in order to breakdown my need to control everything, I’ll do a collaborative playlist and let others decide its’ fate.

My favorite music service is Rdio. It’s a fun way to listen to music with friends over the waves of the Internet. If you’re an Rdio subscriber, you can find me under Benji Robinson.

Let’s enjoy music together! Also, if you have certain quirks or methods when it comes to making playlists, share them in the comments below. Thanks!