Steve Benjamins, in a post showing how he makes some money via Spotify for streaming his music:
Every Monday my music gets a spike in streams on Spotify. You could set a watch to it— it’s that consistent:
What makes Monday so special?
Well every Monday Spotify sends out a new Discover Weekly playlist. Discover Weekly is an algorithmic playlist— which means its personalized with songs Spotify thinks the user would like.
I've written a lot about how good Spotify is here on my blog. If you haven't tried it, or if you're into Apple Music or Amazon, I urge you to try it. These playlists that Benjamins mentions are extraordinarily good. They are eerie. They are magic.
It is no surprise to me that these playlists make a big difference to smaller artists getting recognition, more fans, and some streams. Almost every day I'm exposed to music I would have likely never found otherwise.
I'm spinning some of Benjamins' music today just to help him out a little. Good stuff. Great to work to.
/via Ryan Singer.