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How Does Playlist Search Work on

With, musicians like yourself could get real-time data on different Spotify playlists that can help you decide which playlist curators you could pitch your music to. But how does the search function on exactly work? 

For starters, if you already have a particular playlist in mind and want to dive deeper into it to get more data and check for bots, you could simply copy-paste the URL of the playlist ( into the search bar to get more details.

However, if you don’t have a particular playlist in mind and you’re not sure where to begin, here is a simple guide to making an effective search for playlists on using keywords. (read till the end, we've got a bonus tip too)

By Genre

You could start searching for playlists by typing in keywords that best define the genre of your music and the genre of the playlists that would be the closest match to your music. For example, if you make indie music, you could type in “indie” for starters and check out the results. If you want to narrow down that genre, you could type in “chill indie folk,” or “acoustic indie pop” and get a better-defined list of Spotify playlists. We recommend trying a variation of options.

By Artist

If you think you make music that’s very similar to another famous or renowned artist, then you could type in the name of that artist and you would get a list of all the playlists that include that artist's music. For example, if you make music similar to FKJ, just type that in and you’ll get a list of playlists that include his music. 

By Mood

If your music doesn’t exactly fit into a genre but you know the mood or vibe that would be a great fit for your music, then you could simply search for that using keywords that best define your particular ambiance. For example, if you make cheerful music, try using keywords like “upbeat, chill” to get the best results.

Quick note: You can still search using all these categories at the same time. For example, you could search for “indie, upbeat, FKJ” at once and the search bar will separate the keywords into individual words and bring up all the playlists that have at least one of the keywords you’ve entered. 

Filter option (Bonus tip)

Now that we've covered the basics, let's jump into a bit more of the 'advanced' stuff. You could also filter your search through different options and make your search more concise. At the moment, there are 4 filtering options and you can find them by clicking the black button that's right next to the search option.

Once you do this, you'll see 4 options pop up, we're going to run through each of them and what they do! I'm going to use my music as an example and run you through what I would do in this situation.

  1. Contains genre - I make 'chill rnb' music and I'm only looking for playlists that curate this style of music, so I'd type 'chill rnb' and 'smooth rnb' under the "Contains genre" filter.

  2. Contains artist - My sound is very similar to artists like FKJ or Tom Misch, so I'd type the name of the artist under this filter option.

  3. Contains exactly - Since I make groovy smooth rnb music, I'm looking for playlists that have the word 'groovy' in their playlist description so I'm gonna enter that keyword here

  4. Exclude keywords - I don't think my music is very sad so I'm going to make sure I exclude any playlists that contain that keyword.

Quick note: Sometimes, you might get an error that says "Your search criteria was too specific". Just take off one of the filtering options and you should see some results :)

These filtering options can help you narrow down your search results so you don’t waste time and can get to your desired results a lot quicker. We recommend you make use of the filtering option once you know exactly what kind of playlists you’re looking for.

That's about it. That's how simple the 'Playlist Search' feature is! If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or shoot an email at

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The data used by this website to classify a playlist as botted is not accurate. Others where you pay to be listed which is against spotify TOS (maybe of interest of this website) are not labelled as botted...why so???

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