The Set Listener

Going to a show? Not totally familiar with an artist’s catalog? Give The Set Listener a try.  The Set Listener is a web app that will create a Spotify playlist of an artist’s most recent show.




To use The Set Listener just type in the artist name, and hit the search button, you’ll be presented with a playlist of songs from that artist’s most recent show.  Hit the ‘Save this playlist to Spotify’ button and you’ll have a Spotify playlist that you can listen to on your desktop or on your mobile phone.

The app relies on the API and the brand new and super spiffy Spotify Web API. Now that the Spotify Web API supports the creation and saving of playlists creating these types of apps is quite straightforward – just a few hours of coding. This was my first time using the API – its a super resource for setlists from concerts by thousands of artists.

Check out the app online at The Set Listener.  The code is online on github.

  1. #1 by Andrew Smith on July 15, 2014 - 8:28 am

    This is an excellent tool, used it recently before going to see Neil Young. Just wondered whether there might be an enhancement to flip it around? Basically to easily create a playlist from a setlist that you’ve already identified. For example, I went to a show a few weeks back, and I want to create a playlist of it. If I can identify the setlist on, could I then plug it into your tool to produce the playlist?

    • #2 by Paul on July 23, 2014 - 1:43 pm

      Yes, you can do this now. Instead of entering the artist name, just enter the URL to the show page.

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