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What is a blend on Spotify?

Earlier this summer, Spotify had first launched the new shared playlist experience into beta testing. The feature, which allows two people to combine their favorite songs into one shared playlist, uses the same music mixing technology that powers other multi-person playlists like Spotify's Family Mix and Duo Mix. TechCrunchSpotify officially launches Blend, allowing friends to match their musical tastes and make playlists together

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Spotify Launches New Feature 'Blend'

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The streaming service’s latest feature takes the music tastes of two users and compile them in a shared playlist they can both enjoy. Blend utilizes the best of Spotify’s personalization capabilities and collaborative playlist feature, and will be updated to daily to better track the kind of music both users listen to. The personalized experience also features a cover art so both Spotify Free and Premium users can differentiate each Blend playlist they are a part of, as well as the ability to share each pairing on social media.

“There were dozens of people across the company who worked really hard to bring Blend to life,” Arjun Narayen, Product Manager over at Spotify, said, “I’m lucky to be a part of a team that’s similarly passionate about social listening and thinks music is something that can help bring people together. Part of my role in bringing Blend to life has been clearing a path for our talented engineering, design, and insights teams to bring ideas to the table, and then help narrow in on a simple product that’s fun to use and easy to understand.”

In other Spotify news, Kanye West’s DONDA earned the second-biggest Spotify debut just behind Drake’s Scorpion.

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Delta Adds Spotify Playlists and Podcasts to In-flight Entertainment Lineup

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The streaming service’s latest feature takes the music tastes of two users and compile them in a shared playlist they can both enjoy. Blend utilizes the best of Spotify’s personalization capabilities and collaborative playlist feature, and will be updated to daily to better track the kind of music both users listen to. The personalized experience also features a cover art so both Spotify Free and Premium users can differentiate each Blend playlist they are a part of, as well as the ability to share each pairing on social media.

“There were dozens of people across the company who worked really hard to bring Blend to life,” Arjun Narayen, Product Manager over at Spotify, said, “I’m lucky to be a part of a team that’s similarly passionate about social listening and thinks music is something that can help bring people together. Part of my role in bringing Blend to life has been clearing a path for our talented engineering, design, and insights teams to bring ideas to the table, and then help narrow in on a simple product that’s fun to use and easy to understand.”

In other Spotify news, Kanye West’s DONDA earned the second-biggest Spotify debut just behind Drake’s Scorpion.

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Spotify Blend launches globally to let friends compare their musical tastes

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The streaming service’s latest feature takes the music tastes of two users and compile them in a shared playlist they can both enjoy. Blend utilizes the best of Spotify’s personalization capabilities and collaborative playlist feature, and will be updated to daily to better track the kind of music both users listen to. The personalized experience also features a cover art so both Spotify Free and Premium users can differentiate each Blend playlist they are a part of, as well as the ability to share each pairing on social media.

“There were dozens of people across the company who worked really hard to bring Blend to life,” Arjun Narayen, Product Manager over at Spotify, said, “I’m lucky to be a part of a team that’s similarly passionate about social listening and thinks music is something that can help bring people together. Part of my role in bringing Blend to life has been clearing a path for our talented engineering, design, and insights teams to bring ideas to the table, and then help narrow in on a simple product that’s fun to use and easy to understand.”

In other Spotify news, Kanye West’s DONDA earned the second-biggest Spotify debut just behind Drake’s Scorpion.

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Spotify is taking over Delta's entire in-flight audio section

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The content is "licensed directly by Delta and free for all passengers," and includes podcasts like Crime Junkie, Science Vs, StartUp, The Dave Chang Show, The Hottest Take, The Journal and more. Not surprisingly, several of those are Spotify originals. For playlists, you'll get access to selections like Mood Booster, Are & Be, Hot Country, mint, Today’s Top Hits, Relax & Unwind, RapCaviar and Ultimate Indie. That should provide a pretty broad mix of popular music, though likely nothing too eclectic. 

The deal is an extension to Delta's arrangement with Spotify that started in 2019. At that point, however, Delta only offered a limited selection of Spotify podcasts like The Pitch, Homecoming and Dope Labs. Now, it appears that Delta's audio mix is all Spotify, albeit in a limited way — an interesting development in the relationship. 

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Spotify Partners With Delta to Provide Free In-Flight Music and Podcasts Service

MacRumors 01 September, 2021 - 10:59pm

You are now free to roam about the cabin—and get the music and podcasts you love at 30,000 feet. Beginning today, we're taking off in a new partnership with Delta in which Spotify will take over the "audio" section of Delta's in-flight seatback entertainment. This means passengers on Delta flights that are equipped with seatback entertainment globally can now enjoy their favorite audio content exclusively in-flight on Delta Studio.

According to the press release, the free in-flight content is licensed directly by Delta and will include specially curated versions of Spotify's most popular playlists, along with 42 select podcast series to choose from.

In other words, not all Spotify content will be available, but passengers will be able to listen to playlists such as such as Mood Booster, Are & Be, Hot Country, mint, Today's Top Hits, Relax & Unwind, RapCaviar, and Ultimate Indie.

The first podcasts available will include Crime Junkie, Science Vs, StartUp, The Dave Chang Show, The Hottest Take, The Journal, and more.

Spotify says the update to Delta's in-flight entertainment is rolling out now, with more content being updated regularly and more coming in October.

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In the past seven years, Oklahoma voters have left the Democratic party, and the Republican party has grown.

The numbers come from a monthly voter registration breakdown since 2014 that the state Election Board just released.

In August 2014, 43.3% of the state’s 2 million registered voters were Republicans. Democrats and Independents made up 44.1% and 12.6%, respectively.

By August 2021, the state’s nearly 2.2 million registered voters had changed. Republicans made up 50.6%, while Democrats made up 31.9%. Libertarians made up 0.8% and Independents made up 16.7%.

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