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Google Play Music - Playlist Generator

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This is a command-line tool to generate a set of standard playlists for Google Play Music libraries.

It’s currently in beta, and some knowledge of Python and comfort with the command line is required. Depending on interest, I will make it more user friendly. The author is using the tool and care is being taken not to make a mess in the library manipulated (I care about mine too), but USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.


You can either do a:

pip install GPM-Playlist-Generator

or if you’ve cloned this repo:

python install

Running the tool

Simply run: config.yaml

What it does

The default configuration captured in config.sample.yaml will log prompt you to log into your account via OAuth, download the list of tracks and playlists in your library, and do the following as per the playlist section in the configuration:

  • Generate a set of playlists grouping your tracks by month in which they’ve been added to your library (monthly_added)
  • Generate a sorted list of your most frequently played tracks (most_played)

The playlist generated will all have a name starting with “[PG]”. This is configurable.

If you rerun the tool, it will only regenerate the playlists that are needed (new tracks in monthly added, and most played).

I need help

Try: config.yaml

I want to report a problem or I have a cool idea for this tool

Please use the issue tracker.


I don’t trust this tool

“No problem”. You can run it with the --dry-run option. It will not write anything to your account, simply show you what it would do.

I want to get rid of all those generated playlists

You can run: --delete-all-playlists config.yaml

The description field is used to check that this is a generated list, but I strongly advise to the the following first to see what it’s going to do: --delete-all-playlists config.yaml --dry-run


The heavy lifting is done by Simon Weber’s gmusicapi.

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