Spotify adds ‘Related artists’

The intermittently* wonderful streaming music service Spotify has added a tab showing artists related to the artist you’re currently viewing. The relationship is based on other users’ tastes – ‘users who listen to x also listen to’ –  which is effective but not always the whole story… For instance, Brian Eno isn’t ‘related’ to his erstwhile band Roxy Music, nor to famous collaborators such as Robert Fripp, David Bowie, Talking Heads, David Byrne or U2.

*Many users have had trouble with streamed music dropping out for a few seconds. The workaround is to pay for the premium service and make your playlists available offline, which downloads them to your computer or iPhone.