What is Spotify’s new “Supergrouper” feature?
If you’re a Spotify subscriber, you may have already received an email from the company regarding its new “Supergrouper” feature. But what is it for and how to use it? We’re here to break it down for you.
Spotify‘s own description of the new tool is rather vague – “Create the band you’ve been waiting for with Supergrouper. From an alt-country cambia trio to a death metal band with a bassoonist, anything is possible with Supergrouper!” So, we tried it for ourselves.
First, you need to use the feature through the mobile app, it won’t work on a regular web browser. Spotify’s email provides a link for users, but you can also access it here. From there, click the “Start” button to start the experiment. Next, you’ll need to choose the size of your supergroup, ranging from three to five different artists. For the purposes of this explainer, we have chosen five.
Then you’ll choose the artists you want in your group, and you can either enter one by yourself or tap the “Random” button near the bottom of the screen to have the app choose one for you . If you also selected a supergroup of five, you will choose an artist to be “The Lead”, “The Lyricist”, “The Wildcard”, “The Up-and-Comer”, and “The Producer”. Those titles don’t really matter in the end, so don’t feel like you have to pick your favorite lyricist as your lyricist, for example.
Once you’ve made your choices, you’ll be taken to a page with all of the artists’ images, and you have the option to choose a name for the collection or skip it. You can then share your results on social media, replay or “listen to their playlist”.
Ultimately, the tool just creates a playlist from those five different artists, which is handy if they’re all from different genres and time periods, and you don’t feel like organizing any of them. one manually. Once the playlist is created, you can “upgrade” it, which adds 15 more songs from your selected artists, share it, and download it like you can with anyone else.
There’s not much to do, but it’s a creative way to build a playlist. Some fans had fun with the feature and shared their reactions on Twitter. “The new Spotify supergroup let me do the worst thing ever,” wrote one user.
“Love this Spotify Supergroup feature. Never thought of putting Brandy, Drake and Tame Impala in a playlist together before,” said another.
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