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|Type of business||Private|
Type of site
|music discovery, playlists|
|Founded||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Headquarters||Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Key people||Roeland Landegent (Founder, Owner)|
|Alexa rank||6,077,056 (April 2014[update])|
It was mid-2009 when Roeland Landegent started using the streaming music service Spotify. While browsing the web looking for playlists, Roeland found out that other Spotify users wanted a service to convert their iTunes playlists into Spotify playable playlists.
Roeland decided to build a webservice which gives users the possibility to convert their iTunes playlist files into Spotify playlists. While building the service it grew into a more advanced site, giving user the possibility to share their playlists as well by embedding them on their own blogs, sites and social networks or sharing the playlist page through the Bitly-powered urlshortener Pli.st.
Currently Playlistify.org offers the conversion (or 'baking') of playlists from various sources, such as: Last.fm, iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player, YouTube, XSPF and by copy pasting text based playlists. Currently the site is offline since November 2012, see their Twitter account.
Playlistify.org is built on top of the Spotify Metadata API. The webservice furthermore integrates the API services of Flickr, Twitter, Last.fm, Google Maps and YouTube. The embeddable playlist gadgets are hosted on the Amazon S3 cloud service. Playlistify.org enhanced the artist data by syncing the database against the Freebase project on a daily basis. The site is built on the Zend Framework and Php.
Users can share their playlists' page instantly by using the bitly powered urlshortener Pli.st or embed the gadget on blogs or social networks.
Via the Playlistify Directory users can find playlists through location, genre or by browsing by artists.
- April 2010: Playlistify was nominated for a Dutch Startup Award in the category 'Biggest Promise'.
- April 2010: Playlistify won a Spottie Community Award in the category 'Best Converter site' and was runner-up in the category 'Best website overall'.
- Playlistify.org (Offline as of 2012)