Ever since MoodMixes has been in business, our shows have been a shuffled mix of songs. We would create a playlist of songs for a genre, and each day, an algorithm would pick a randomized set of songs from that playlist, to create a new one hour show.

As of today, our shows are now album-based, created by a DJ, instead of created by a computer algorithm.

The reason for this change? We’ve received lots of feedback that the use of our music is to create a background mood, and when the music changes too much, it draws too much attention to itself, and can spoil the mood.

We’ve been working on this for quite a while, and we’re finding that playing an entire album by the same artist creates a more consistent mood, with less stylistic change, and that is a better choice for most businesses playing our music.

If you use the “Top Shows” feature to play music, then you don’t have do anything to enjoy the new album-oriented music mixes:

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If you click on “all shows”, pick a genre, and click on the “songs” button, you’ll see that several songs by the same artist are featured in a row, creating a more pleasant music experience:

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IF YOU PREFER SHUFFLED PLAYLISTS

However, if you prefer to “mix it up” a bit more, and to play a different artist after each song, we’re now offering
“shuffled” versions of all our shows.

You can find the shuffled shows if you choose “All shows” and then click a show that says (Shuffled) in parenthesis after the name, like so:

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You can confirm that the songs are shuffled by clicking the “songs” button while listening:

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We’re also in the process of adding lots of new genres, and I’ll be blogging about that soon, when the new genres become available.

-john