Most of us know what it’s like to go to a festival and absolutely fall in love with a set. And later, when it’s finally posted online, we’re frantically searching tracklists for our favorite songs. Once we find them, we go about adding them to playlists on our favorite music streaming apps.
Websites like 1001tracklists are good for cherry-picking songs from setlists, but what if we could go a step further? Thankfully, a talented Reddit user named iAligator (u/iAligator) invented an app called Playlistify which takes an entire setlist and automatically creates a playlist on Spotify or Apple Music!
The added songs are individually itemized, just as if you were to have searched for them one by one. Basically, Playlistify automates much of the manual work we’d do converting setlists into playlists.
Playlistify sources URLs from 1001tracklists, setlist.fm, and livetracklist. The playlists then appear in Spotify or Apple Music if signed in. Future support may include YouTube Music, but no mention of Soundcloud as of yet.
We tested Playlistify with Excision’s Lost Lands 2019 mix, and the tool isn’t without some minor flaws. For instance, it duplicated certain songs, and it also had trouble finding a few others. Furthermore, it obviously can’t find IDs or really obscure songs that aren’t even on Spotify or Apple Music yet.
Still, Playstify is more than we could ask for. It helps solve a problem that we didn’t even know we had, which is how to automatically and seamlessly add songs from concerts, DJ sets, and radio shows to our own playlists. As this tool gains traction it may inspire additional features and fixes. Until then, enjoy the modern wonders of technology by collecting songs from all of your favorite setlists into one area! Click here to give it a try!
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