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A small playlist generator for spotify

Project description


Warning: This project is still in a very alpha stage. I'm currently working on a backend for it so the user authentication becomes more friendly.

The Project

Diversify is a playlist generator based on the Spofity WEB API and the Spotipy module that aims to use concepts of AI to suggest playlists based on musical preferences between multiple people.

This project was heavily inspired by this article by @ericbonfadini and it's basically just an extra functionality in his analysis.


The goal is to use AI algorithms to generate a spotify playlist based on a user's preference and a friend of his choice. Currently the script will use a genetic algorthm to generate the playlists but this may improve in the future.

How to run

  • First you need to get your spotify API key and save it to the .env file.
    • Go to spotify application web page,
    • login with your spotify account and create a new app
    • put whatever name you'd like on the project info and say no to commercial integration
    • get your client ID and client secret (by clicking show client secret)
    • put them on your .env.example file and rename it to .env
    • click on edit settings and whitelist

These steps are annoying but are needed because I didn't deploy this app somewhere yet, I have plans to deploy it once I make it faster.

  • Clone this repo: git clone

  • Create a new environment with your package manager or install the dependencies in environment.yml with pip.
    Personally I use anaconda, so it's just a matter of running conda env create --file=environmnent.yml and then conda activate diversify

  • With the previous step done, you can import the interfacespfy module in an interactive prompt

from diversify.session import SpotifySession
spfy = SpotifySession()

playlists = spfy.get_user_playlists("other_username")
saved_songs = spfy.get_favorite_songs()
  • You can login from the terminal by running diversify login

  • You can generate playlists by running diversify playlist. (run diversify playlist --help for more info)
    Example: diversify playlist --friend my_friend_id my awesome playlist

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