The Death of a Playlist Blog

So I went searching for an image to mark the end of this blog leading to the above pic from an 8tracks playlist linked below. I used the search term “death of a playlist” leading to a number of dramatic images and inspiring this post’s title.

Yeah, so another experiment comes to a close. There has been some interest but not at a level to sustain the daily attention this simple project needs.

It doesn’t take a lot of time but I don’t have a lot of time and there are many other projects that could use that daily bit of attention like Crowdfunding For Musicians. For example, I could do a better job of occasional news roundups and site list updates which do seem useful to folks.

I’d already begun a process of reducing daily distractions and focusing on core projects. It was fun paying attention to playlists from a business angle and to see how things were developing but, in many ways, it’s all taking a fairly obvious path.

If you’re interested in what I’m up to besides this blog, you can find occasional updates at Flux Research, where I post about my business writing, DanceLand, which is building to a relaunch, and Crowdfunding For Musicians.

Most of my regular writing energy for the foreseeable future is reserved for freelance clients. You can contact me for more info if you need a company blogger, news aggregator, press release writer or ghostwriter: clyde(at)fluxresearch(dot)com


Image Source: 8tracks radio | Death Note Musical (8 songs) | free and music playlist

Killing The Playlists Category

So I was starting to gather unique playlists in order to figure something out about the range of playlists but it’s pretty obvious that people make playlists for all sorts of reasons and that curators/media can make them for any bit of news or theme.

That in itself is of interest since playlists are the new album and anybody can make them for any reason. It’s not just about the artistic impulses or business rationales of musicians, labels and related entities.

But I will keep posting playlists at which is focused on retweets of playlists and things people say about playlists. So that’s kind of a complement to this blog though I’d like to find a way to archive it publicly so that one could look through the range of tweets to get a sense of consumer psychology in particular.