Forget Glastonbury! Music app generates your dream festival lineup based on your Spotify playlists 

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  • The new app is currently waiting list only, available to people with an invite
  • It works on iPhone and Android and requires a Spotify account to work
  • It scours through your Spotify playlists and most-played tunes when you sign up
  • This generates a ‘Dream Festival lineup’ from tracks you find in your Spotify lists

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From Glastonbury to Coachella, music festivals are a highlight of many people’s calendars every year.

While many of these big events have attractive lineups, what will actually be your dream act?

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A new music app called Anthems has been launched that can tell you just that, based on your Spotify playlist and the most-played tunes.

Users can share their lineup with others, including a link to listen to various songs, allowing people to find music they may not have heard before.

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Anthem is currently available to invite-only people, with a waiting list setup for those who want to see what can be included in their lineup.

The app is available for iPhone and Android, but only works with Spotify—you can’t use it to generate lineups based on Apple Music, Amazon Music, or YouTube songs.

A new music app has been developed that can search through your Spotify playlists and most-played tunes, and use the data to generate a ‘dream festival lineup’.

How does this work?

When you launch the app for the first time, it asks for permission to travel through your Spotify account, before analyzing your playlists and listening history.

It takes the artists you listen to the most and uses it to build your festival line-up with the ones you prioritize most.

Once you let the app search through your Spotify music, it generates a virtual festival poster, so you can connect with other people using the app, and share your tune selection.

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In its App Store listing, Anthems describes itself as the ‘future of social music’.

It said: ‘The future of social music has arrived. You listen on Spotify. Anthem surfaces the songs you’re enjoying.

‘Followers instantly save, search and discuss.’

When you launch the app for the first time, it asks for permission to travel through your Spotify account, before analyzing your playlists and listening history.

It takes the artists you listen to the most and uses it to build your festival line-up with the ones you prioritize most.

Once you let the app search through your Spotify music, it generates a virtual festival poster, so you can connect with other people using the app, and share your tune selection.

For example, MailOnline’s science and technology editor, Shively Best, tested the app, and was told that her Friday title work would be Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift titled Saturday, and Ariana Grande on Sunday.

Meanwhile, her lesser-heard favorites including Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX and Jess Glynn were also featured in the Festival Flyer.

The app also creates ‘station’ type playlists from each of your friends, so you can enjoy other people’s virtual line-ups.

There’s also an Explore tab within the app, which lets you discover trending songs, friends’ songs, or tracks you think you might like from your most-playing tunes.

The app shows you what your playlist should look like and lets you share tracks with others in the app or on other social media platforms.

Many projects have been undertaken to improve music discovery or to learn more about human nature through the music we listen to.

App requires Spotify login

You can see trending songs

Anthem is currently available to invite-only people, with a waiting list setup for those who want to see what can be included in their lineup.

Researchers in Israel conducted experiments to see whether song choice could be linked to their curators, even without knowing their musical tastes.

They found that graduate students were able to identify the others from three pieces of music—but experts didn’t explain how they did it.

The findings are of concern because the streaming giant could potentially identify anonymous users with listening habits, which poses “a significant threat to privacy disclosure,” he says.

Another research project that analyzed billions of songs on Spotify found that energetic, cheery tunes wake us up in the morning, while slower tracks are best before bedtime.

Researchers have analyzed over two billion songs to provide the ideal soundtrack… with a little help from their friends on Spotify.

Anthem is currently in early access and new users can join via an invite only.

Do you like your musical taste? Just three songs from a playlist is enough to identify their curators from a lineup — even without prior knowledge of their preferences, study finds

A new study claims that just three songs from a playlist can be used to identify its curator from the lineup.

Researchers in Israel conducted experiments to see whether song choice could be linked to their curators, even without knowing their musical tastes.

They found that graduate students were able to identify the others from three pieces of music—but experts didn’t explain how they did it.

The findings are of concern because the streaming giant could potentially identify anonymous users with listening habits, which poses “a significant threat to privacy disclosure,” he says.

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