Universal Music Group launches Digster.fm


Universal Music Group Distribution (UMGD) has launched a fan-facing music playlist service dubbed Digster.fm. It publishes playlists across a wide variety of musical genres and artists which fans can listen to through Spotify. UMGD is the first major music company to offer this service through Spotify.

All of the content is chosen by UMGD employees and uses music from all record companies offered within the Spotify service, not just Universal Music Group. The playlists are offered on Spotify’s free and premium tiers, making them easily accessible to all Spotify users. Digster.fm plans on incorporating other subscription services in the coming weeks as well.

“At Digster.fm we’re here to help you discover music through a large collection of playlists from all genres and artists. We have a service that publishes playlists you can listen to through Spotify or purchase from iTunes,” it says on the site.

Says Mitch Rotter, SVP/Marketing & Product Development of the company: “Digster.fm provides an excellent platform to enhance Spotify’s user experience. So whether you are looking for a soundtrack to a party, or want to find out what your favorite artist is listening to, Digster.fm can help you find the perfect playlist.”

Digster playlists can be followed on Spotify by clicking a “+Subscribe” button. All Digster.fm playlists can be found within Spotify by entering spotify:user:digsterfm in the Spotify search box. For iTunes users, tracks can be purchased separately through clicking on the individual song within every playlist on the Digster.fm site.

Digster.FM also has playlists dedicated festivals, i.e. Coachella, Bonnaroo, Pitchfork Music Fest, Austin City Limits and more. It also has three playlist types: Live, Digster By and Standard. Live is a live playlist that goes through regular updates. Digster By are playlists created by some of the biggest names in music. Standard is a standard playlist that doesn’t change much. There’s also full social media support with Facebook, Twitter, etc.