Spotify partners with Genius for Behind the Lyrics playlists

BY Akshay Masand

Published 13 Jan 2016

Spotify-Genius1Popular music streaming platform, Spotify, announced that they are partnering with Genius for a new set of playlists called Behind the Lyrics. Behind the Lyrics is curated by Genius and Spotify and the feature adds commentary and a backstory while tracks are being played by users on Spotify. At launch, only a limited number of tracks will be available with the new feature through special playlists.

Under the Behind the Lyrics umbrella, there will be quotes, lyrical excerpts, fun facts, and stories that are relevant to the songs, which will be shown to the listener when the song is being played. Currently, only the Spotify iPhone app installed on the iPhone 5 and higher will have the new feature. Those using the web and desktop versions will not only have to go to Genius’ official website to test out the feature, but will need to have the Spotify desktop app as well.

A Spotify representative noted that other platforms will soon get this feature as well, but no set date was announced or mentioned. According to the music streaming service, users can “expect the Genius treatment on much more music you love soon.” Users will have to just click the ‘Play’ on the Genius playlist to learn about the song or artist being played. It was noted that certain information and contributions are verified by artists themselves and all information are frequently updated.

This is a nice feature for those interested in doing something while listening to music on devices when either traveling or even at the gym. If this is something you are looking forward to, definitely subscribe to Spotify to check out the new feature.

[Via Genius (blog)]