Spotify Music Genre Wordcloud

Plug in a Spotify playlist and find out what music genres you listen to.

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NOTE You'll need a Spotify account to view this project.

This project came about as a result of someone asking me, "So what kind of music do you listen to?" and me not really knowing how to describe my weird taste in music.

The Spotify API lists music genres for (most of) the artists in its system, so I thought this would be a good place to start. I collected the artist and artist genre for every track in the playlist, and turned the results into a wordcloud.

I quickly realized that Spotify has some really weird genre names.

Wordcloud for Spotify's "Today's Top Hits" playlist
Wordcloud for Spotify's "Indie Bluegrass" playlist
You can customize the wordcloud's color scheme
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