Genius Playlist Creators

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Created on: 10 Sep 2008
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For Last.fm scrobblers who think the new 'Genius' playlist creator - introduced by Apple in iTunes 8 on september 9th, 2008 - is, in fact, GENIUS.

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"Genius: Last.fm-erize your iTunes playlists!"



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  • Hypersky75

    Genius stopped working for me. It's almost always "Genius is not available for the selected track" for any songs that came out in the last 2 years... anyone know of a good alternative for creating genius playlists?

    20 Feb 2:43am Reply
  • schmoove

    "Genius is not available for the selected track" also sucks. Apple and last.fm should consider partnership so Apple could use better data for this feature.

    30 Dec 2009 Reply
  • schmoove

    Genius uses genres defined in the itunes store for similarity algorithm. For me it just sucks, because Death Metal, Black Metal or even Ambient Side-projects of Metal-Musicians get labeled "Rock" and so Genius creates a mix of that. I don't think that Huey Lewis and the News and Opeth fit so well together. It doesn't seem to matter what kind of Genre you have in your tags.

    30 Dec 2009 Reply
  • lolcaz

    Actually, I'm not sure if I've noticed much of a difference between the slow network I'm using at home and the fast one at my dad's. And 8000 is 4 times more than a couple of thousand!

    17 Mar 2009 Reply
  • lolcaz

    Genius takes aaages to update for me. But maybe that's because I have about 8000 songs?

    25 Feb 2009 Reply
  • vihreakuolema

    certainly lives up to its name

    15 Nov 2008 Reply
  • hunterrrr

    genius is mad, and it can only get better as more people send in their data.

    9 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Ropert

    I haven't updated yet because I heard that you no longer could hide the arrows that directs you to iTunes-store. I also heard that you no longer could remove the genre collum. Is this true?

    26 Oct 2008 Reply
  • jorendg

    love this new way to shuffle

    25 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Hypersky75

    I add music almost every week, and I have to "upate" genius every week as well or else my new music cannot create GENIUS playlists... that's too bad

    19 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Rachael_Tyrell

    Genius!

    12 Sep 2008 Reply
  • St4rb0y

    I haven't upgraded to iTunes 8 yet, because it's said to be causing trouble when connecting an iPod Touch! However, I'm really looking forward to this "Genius Playlist" system, although it still seems to be pretty buggy and unreliable.

    12 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Tsauro

    First thoughts...quite surprised how well it works. Created 2 playlists, both had some questionable tracks at first glance but as I drove around today and listened they fit right in the flow (The Dollyrots & Sara Bareilles back to back?..but it worked). Does seem to shy away from lesser known artists (Leiana, Dayna Manning) probably from lack of data. Hopefully that will improve as they gather info.

    12 Sep 2008 Reply
  • OrangeD

    Greetings back to the neighbor country! Have fun!

    11 Sep 2008 Reply
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