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  1. Using tags to make awesome playlists in your local iTunes library

    Posted on August 18th, 2010 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.

    As I’ve mentioned previously, I have a large music collection that I manage using iTunes. One of the problems with any large collection is the curation and management that goes with it. I carry my iPhone around with me and I listen to music on it, but even the biggest iPhone available would hold only […]

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  2. Letting everyone control my music

    Posted on February 26th, 2009 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.

    Today, I tried an experiment. This morning, I’d been reading Paul Lamere‘s blog entry about Collaborative Playlists in which he mentioned that it was possible to create them in Spotify. Well, colour me surprised. I’ve been using Spotify for a little while now, but only ever to listen to particular songs that I wanted to […]

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  3. Last Genius – A hack day project

    Posted on December 18th, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts.

    Gosh, it’s thursday already? Last Sunday I attended‘s first open Hack Day near Brick Lane in London with the intention of building a system to allow creation of Genius Playlists using’s data. For those of you who aren’t sure, a Genius Playlist is a playlist of music that all “works together” that’s created […]

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  4. How to get more than the last 10 Recently Played Tracks from

    Posted on December 1st, 2008 by Neil Crosby. Filed under Blog Posts, Tips & Tricks.

    I don’t have time for a full entry today, so here’s a quick tip for users who are making use of their “Recently Played Tracks” RSS to do cool things. It turns out that you can increase the number of tracks returned by the feed simply by adding a limit=somenumber parameter to the URL. […]

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